Taddeus Kosciuszko Monument in the Boston Public Garden 2006

           Taddeus Kosciuszko in America

1776
August - recruited by Benjamin Franklin, arrived in America. First task was fortification of Philadelphia
September - ordered to fortify the banks of the Delaware River
October - Congress commissioned Kosciuszko a Colonel of Engineers in the Continental Army and named head engineer.

1777
spring - under Gen. H. Gates as a chief engineer of Northen Army.
Autumn - contribution to victory at Saratoga. George Washington put Kosciuszko in charge of works at West Point on the Hudson River

1783
October 13 - Congress promoted Kosciuszko to the rank of Brigadier General. Also, Congress granted him citizenship, money and large estate in America. He used his money to buy freedom and educate black slaves. The slaves were granted him by the President of USA.


"he was as pure a son of liberty, as I have ever known...
                                                      Thomas Jefferson

1784
July - Kosciuszko set off for Poland.

1796 - Again, Kosciuszko emigrated to the US
1797 - Kosciuszko returned to Europe

MONUMENT IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS


"GENERAL TADEUSZ KOSCIUSZKO CHAMPION OF LIBERTY AND THE RIGHTS OF MAN ERECTED BY THE POLISH PEOPLE OF NEW ENGLAND TO COMMEMORATE THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ARRIVAL IN AMERICA TO ENLIST IN THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY"

Photos by S. Tolak, stolak@yahoo.com

Tadeusz Kosciuszko's 260th Birthday
02.04.1746 - 10.17.1817

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