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Casimir Pulaski Monument 1/3

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 24 February 2020 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Located in Monterey Square, the Pulaski monument is made from Italian marble, with smaller elements of granite. It is 55 feet tall. The monument has a bronze bas relief of mounted Pulaski, and is topped with a statue of Liberty, with the stars and stripes banner. The monument was designed by Robert Launitz. The bas relief was designed by Henryk Dmochowski, and shows the moment of Pulaski's death. Additional elements present on the monument include the coat of arms of Poland and the coat of arms of Georgia.

While in France, Pulaski learned of the American Revolution from Benjamin Franklin, who was in France to appeal to the French government for military and financial assistance in war against the British. Pulaski sympathized with the patriot forces fighting for independence, and in 1777, he sailed to America with a letter of introduction from Franklin. He joined George Washington’s Army at the Battle of Brandywine. Following the battle, Washington and the Continental Congress promoted him to brigadier general and “Commander of the Horse.” Pulaski went on to serve at the Battle of Germantown and spent time with the Continental Army in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the winter of 1777-78.

In December 1778, the British captured the City of Savannah. Washington sent Pulaski and his cavalry unit, known as the Pulaski Legion, south to help liberate Savannah from British occupation. Joining the Continental Southern Army in 1779, the Pulaski Legion participated in the Siege of Charleston. By mid-September the Pulaski Legion traveled with General Benjamin Lincoln to retake Savannah. During a cavalry charge on October 9, 1779, Pulaski was mortally wounded by a grapeshot. For his role in the American Revolution, Pulaski is honored around the United States. He was also granted honorary American citizenship in 2009, one of only seven individuals to receive this honor.

Photo captured October 8, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ginnie Hart from Suwanee, Netherlands

So much history, so little time! So glad these statues capture it all, Steven.

24 Feb 2020 5:56am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Interesting note and beautiful and original monument

24 Feb 2020 6:27am

yoshimiparis from France

thanks to you I regularly learn a little bit more about the history of your country
Photography is very successful. I really like the angle of view that gives an aspect of grandeur to this monument

24 Feb 2020 6:56am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Merci pour toutes ces explications , ce monument est superbe !

24 Feb 2020 7:58am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Right tribute for this brave man.

24 Feb 2020 8:18am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What an elegant monument/obelisk.
Fine to read the history

24 Feb 2020 8:44am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent documentation and a very nice capture with the shafts of light

24 Feb 2020 10:16am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Interesting story from this great monument.

24 Feb 2020 10:58am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent image of this statue. I like the capture of the shadows.

24 Feb 2020 11:38am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Impressionnante colonne.

24 Feb 2020 2:06pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great monument and interesting history

24 Feb 2020 2:12pm

Urspo from PHoenix, Iceland

I recently heard about him in a history course on Eastern Europe.

24 Feb 2020 2:37pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

I am sort of speechless...anything I start to say just doesn't express how I feel...feel dumb for never having heard of him. Feel like what a man to come and fight for our freedom. Like I say...just feels inadequate.

24 Feb 2020 3:04pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

Just thought, we have a Pulaski Country and also we have this Jasper-Pulaski wildlife area where we go see Sandhill Cranes. I bet they are named after him.

24 Feb 2020 3:09pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel monument et hauteur fantastique vue et cette végétation superbe
Belle soirée

24 Feb 2020 3:12pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe monument. Grandiose !...

24 Feb 2020 3:28pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Thank you for that detailed information..
Love this image..nice play of shadows here :))

24 Feb 2020 3:45pm

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Un monument pas si commun que ça

24 Feb 2020 4:55pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

pretty terrific monument

love the light and shadows

24 Feb 2020 4:58pm

jean pierre from Paris, France

super ce monument et merci pour les info!! amts

24 Feb 2020 5:08pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I lilke this imposing point of view

24 Feb 2020 6:57pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


24 Feb 2020 8:07pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

George Washington? I visited a little village called Tring a couple of months ago.
His great grandparents came from there.

24 Feb 2020 10:58pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

nice to find a tribute to Pulaski in a southern city. your home, Chicago, is a big Pulaski fan

25 Feb 2020 1:51am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Impressive monument and interesting information.

25 Feb 2020 1:58am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Joli monument qui ressort bien sur ce beau ciel bleu.

25 Feb 2020 3:05am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Un bel hommage rendu à un personnage qui le mérite.

26 Feb 2020 3:48am

Remus from Portugal

With such high pedestal, the statue could be bigger, to have more prominence.
They were spared on the statue, but not on the pedestal.
Beautiful green surroundings.

26 Feb 2020 10:54am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The peak really stands out against those blue skies.

2 Mar 2020 11:51am