Equestrian statue of Casimir Pulaski

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General Casimir Pulaski
Equestrian statue of Casimir Pulaski 9.jpg
Statue in 2020
ArtistKazimierz Chodziński
Year1910; 113 years ago (1910)
Dimensions4.6 m × 3.7 m (15 ft × 12 ft)
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
OwnerNational Park Service
Equestrian statue of Casimir Pulaski
Equestrian statue of Casimir Pulaski is located in Washington, D.C.
Equestrian statue of Casimir Pulaski
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′45.24″N 77°1′48″W / 38.8959000°N 77.03000°W / 38.8959000; -77.03000Coordinates: 38°53′45.24″N 77°1′48″W / 38.8959000°N 77.03000°W / 38.8959000; -77.03000
Arealess than one acre
Part ofAmerican Revolution Statuary.
NRHP reference No.78000256[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 14, 1978[2]

General Casimir Pulaski is a bronze equestrian statue, by Kazimierz Chodziński (the architect Albert P. Ross). It is located at Freedom Plaza, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C.[3][4]

It shows a mounted figure of General Casimir Pulaski. It was authorized on February 27, 1903, and dedicated on May 11, 1910.[5]


The inscriptions read:

Base, Left Side:

Brandy Wine
Valley Forge
Egg Harbor
(Base, Back Rounded End:)
Brigadier General US
Marshal General Poland

Base, Right Side:


Base, Front Rounded End:

Brigadier General
Casimir Pulaski
Fell in Battle at Savannah

Base Plaque:

 Brigadier General
Casimir Pulaski
The Bronze Equestrian Statue of
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski,
Portrays the Revolutionary War Hero In
The Uniform of a Polish Cavalry Commander.
Born in Wniary, Poland on March 4, 1748
To a Noble Family, Pulaski Gained
Prominence in Europe for His Role In
Defending Liberty in Poland. Excited By
The Struggle of the Emerging American
Republic, Pulaski Joined in Its Fight
For Independence, Arriving in Boston
In July, 1777.
Pulaski Was given a Commission As
Brigadier General and Chief of Cavalry
In Command of All Cavalry of the American
Forces. He Was Present at Germantown,
Pennsylvania and Led His Legion At
Haddonfield, New Jersey; Egg Harbor,
New Jersey; Charleston, South Carolina;
And Savannah, Georgia.
At Savannah, Pulaski Was Mortally
Wounded and Was Taken Aboard The
American Brig, Wasp, Where He Died And
Was Buried at Sea, on October 11, 1779.
He Was 31 Years Old.
The Statue Was Designed by The
Sculptor Kazimierz Chodzinski And
Architect Albert R. Ross. It Was
Erected in 1910.

As part of American Revolution Statuary in Washington, D.C. the statue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "American Revolution Statuary". National Park Service. July 14, 1978. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  3. ^ http://dcmemorials.com/index_indiv0000635.htm
  4. ^ http://stationstart.com/2010/03/casimir-pulaski/
  5. ^ "General Casimir Pulaski, (sculpture)". SIRIS

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