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Casimir Pulaski
Birth: Mar. 6, 1748
Mazowieckie, Poland
Death: Oct. 11, 1779
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

US Continental Army Brigadier General. Born a Polish nobleman, he was a soldier and military commander, referred as the father of the American Cavalry. At the age of fifteen, he joined his father and other members of the Polish nobility in opposing the Russian and Prussian interference in Polish affairs. Later he met Benjamin Franklin in Paris, who induced him to support the colonies against England in the American Revolution. In 1777, Pulaski arrived in Philadelphia, met General Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and became an aid of Washington's forces as a military tactician. For his efforts, he was appointed Brigadier General in charge of Four Horse Brigades. Securing a victory for American forces at the Battle of Germantown, the US Congress approved the establishment of the Cavalry and put Brigadier General Pulaski in command. On October 9, 1779, while leading his corps during the Battle of Savannah, Georgia, charging into battle on horseback, he fell to the ground mortally wounded by the blast of a cannon and died several days later. The Pulaski Monument, erected in his honor, is located in Monterey Square, Savannah, Georgia. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Died from wounds received at the 1779 Battle of Savannah
Monterey Square
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
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