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Casimir Pulaski

Casimir Pulaski (Polish spelling Kazimierz Pułaski) (1745-1779)

born near Warsaw, Poland was a Polish soldier and military commander who fought against the Russian tsarist Empire in Poland. In 1768-1772 he took part in a confederation against the Russians called the Confederation of Bar (Konfederacja barska).

In years 1777-1779 he fought for independence of the United States under the command of George Washington. He took part in the siege of Savannah, Georgia and during a charge of cavalry he was wounded in the thigh, and was taken aboard the brig Wasp. Two days later on October 11 he died of wounds without regaining consciousness, and was buried at sea.