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Casimir Pulaski - Cavalry Commander of the American Revolution
General Casimir Pulaski an experienced and accomplished cavalry commander, came to America in 1777 to fight for American independence. He had passionately embraced liberty as his lifelong goal.


 
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General Casimir Pulaski an experienced and accomplished cavalry commander, came to America in 1777 to fight for American independence. He had passionately embraced liberty as his lifelong goal. In his native Poland he fought but failed to evict the superior Russian-occupying forces and restore the sovereignity of his country. He then came to hazard all for the freedom of Americans. To his dismay, Pulaski discovered that General George Washington and the Continental Congress lacked an understanding and appreciation of the capability of a powerful cavalry corps. Pulaski also found himself the target of resentment of American officers toward foreign officers who were recruited in droves by American commissioners in Paris, Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane. Most Americans believed the army positions to be rightfully theirs. Unable to overcome this deep hostility, Pulaski resigned from his post of America's first commander of cavalry and organized ! the independent Pulaski Legion that fought superbly in the South.
Pulaski was 100 years ahead of Americans. Not until the American Civil War did Pulaski's philosophy of cavalry operations influence the Confederates to field capable cavalry forces and the North to do so two years later. Casimir Pulaski may be called the "Father of the American Cavalry."
The author is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was commissioned second lieutenant in January 1943 and served in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He retired as colonel in 1973 and took up historical research which led to six published books on American history.
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  • 278 pages
  • Hardcover
  • Size 6.25" x 9.25"


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