General Casimir Pulaski & Sergeant William Jasper - Savannah, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 32° 04.595 W 081° 06.026
17S E 490521 N 3548928
Quick Description: This marker is both an historical marker and a memorial to General Casimir Pulaski & Sergeant William Jasper and the hundreds of gallant soldiers of America and France who died in the Siege of Savannah. It is located in the visit center parking lot.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/14/2008 11:37:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM4EX6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 42

Long Description:

The marker reads:

"General Casimir Pulaski
Sergeant William Jasper

Near this spot two notable heroes of the American Revolution were mortally wounded in the ill-fated assault by the American and French forces upon the British lines here on October 9, 1779.

Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski, the famous Polish patriot, was fatally wounded by a grapeshot as he rode forward into the heavy fire from the British defenses located in this area.

Sergeant William Jasper fell a short distance west of this marker while attempting to plant the colors of the 2nd Regiment of South Carolina Continentals upon British entrenchments.

To their memory and to the memory of the hundreds of gallant soldiers of America and France - including the French commander-in-chief, Count d'Estaing - who shed their blood here in the cause of Liberty, this marker is erected.

025-7Georgia Historical Commission1952"

From Wikipedia:

"The Siege of Savannah was an encounter of the American Revolutionary War in 1779. The year before, the city of Savannah, Georgia had been captured by a British expeditionary corps under Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Campbell. The siege itself consisted of a joint Franco-American attempt to retake Savannah from September 16, 1779 to October 18, 1779. On October 9, 1779, a major assault against the British siege works failed. During the attack, Polish Count Kazimierz Pulaski, fighting on the American side, was mortally wounded. With the failure of the joint American-French attack, the siege failed, and the British remained in control of Georgia until July 1782, close to the end of the war."

Type of Memorial: Plaque

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