Who was Casimir Pulaski?

Introduction Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski of Ślepowron (Casimir Pulaski; 04 or 06 March 1745 to 11 October 1779) was a Polish nobleman, soldier and military commander who has been called, together with his counterpart Michael Kovats de Fabriczy, “the father of the American cavalry.” Born in Warsaw and following in his father’s footsteps, he… Read More


What was the Siege of Savannah (1779)?

Introduction The siege of Savannah or the Second Battle of Savannah was an encounter of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) 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,… Read More

What is General Pulaski Memorial Day?

Introduction General Pulaski Memorial Day is a United States public holiday in honour of General Kazimierz Pułaski (spelled Casimir Pulaski in English), a Polish hero of the American Revolution. This holiday is held every year on 11 October by Presidential Proclamation, to commemorate his death from wounds suffered at the siege of Savannah on 09… Read More