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Casimir Pulaski - An American Revolutionary War Hero

Updated on October 18, 2014

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The name Pulaski has intriqued me for years. From Pulaski Avenue in the south Chicago suburbs, to Casimir Pulaski Day, and most recently to the civil war fort, Fort Pulaski. Being of Polish decent myself, I decided to do some research on the Polish American hero Casimir Pulaski to find out whatever I could and bring together different resources to one single page. If you don't learn something, at the very least I hope you find this interesting.

The first thing I found out, was General Pulaski's first name is not spelled Casimir, instead it is spelled Kazimierz. The birth date and birth place in Poland of Kazimierz Pulaski is questioned with different sources indicating 1745, 1747, and 1748. His death is not in question, as he died of wounds at the Battle of Savannah during the Revolutionary War on October 11th, 1779 ( has his death on October 15th). However, his remains remain a mystery. Whether he was buried at sea as some accounts say, or is entombed in Savannah, Georgia, we owe a lot to General Casimir Pulaski.

I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it

Fort Pulaski in Savannah, Georgia - Fort Pulaski was built prior to the Civil War near Savannah, Georgia for General Pulaski who was mortally wounded during the

Visit Fort Pulaski online at

A book about Casimir Pulaski titled - The Peasant Prince: and the Age of Revolution by Alex Storozynski

The Casimir Pulaski Museum

in Warka, Poland

Located in his Father's Manor House Estate. For more information visit

USS Casimir Pulaski - See the link for the history of the USS Casimir Pulaski under the picture

Shout Out For Casimir Pulaski

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      LoKackl 7 years ago

      I don't remember if my childhood and teenage education in Pulaski County, Arkansas included information about the county's namesake! Thanks for such an informative lens/tribute to Cas!! I'm amazed at how much he gets around! From Chicago to a notable collection of U.S. states! SquidAngel Blessed.

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      JenOfChicago LM 8 years ago

      Every Chicago child loves Casimir Pulaski because its one of our quirky and Chicago-only days off from school!