Casimir Pulaski Commemorative Postal Card

The Postal Service issued this postal card on September 11, 1979 with first-day-of-issue ceremonies in Savannah. The design shows Count Pulaski on horseback at the siege of Savannah in 1779. Sometimes called the father of American cavalry, Pulaski came to Georgia in the fall of 1779. His land forces, joined by the French Navy, unsuccessfully attempted to dislodge British forces holding Savannah. On September 9, Pulaski was mortally wounded, and he died two days later.

This was the second time that Pulaski has been honored on an American stamp or postal card, the first being a 1931 commemorative stamp.

This page is a reproduction by permission of the original posted by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government which retains copyright.


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