#690 – 1931 2c General Casimir Pulaski

U.S. #690
1931 2¢ General Casmir Pulaski

Issue Date:
January 16, 1931
First City: Brooklyn, NY
Quantity Issued: 96,559,400
 
Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the death of the Polish soldier who organized and led a corps of cavalry in the siege of Savannah in 1779. He was fatally wounded during that conflict.
 
Casimir Pulaski (1747?-79)
Revolutionary
Benjamin Franklin recruited this Polish-born nobleman for the American cause when they met in Paris. Pulaski is considered the “father of the American cavalry.” He earned this title through his daring service as a brigadier general both in battle, and as the principal organizer of the American cavalry system. Referring to “Pulaski’s Legion,” a British officer said they were “the best damned cavalry the rebels ever had.” Pulaski served with great distinction under General Washington at the battle of Brandywine in September 1777.

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U.S. #690
1931 2¢ General Casmir Pulaski

Issue Date:
January 16, 1931
First City: Brooklyn, NY
Quantity Issued: 96,559,400
 
Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the death of the Polish soldier who organized and led a corps of cavalry in the siege of Savannah in 1779. He was fatally wounded during that conflict.
 
Casimir Pulaski (1747?-79)
Revolutionary
Benjamin Franklin recruited this Polish-born nobleman for the American cause when they met in Paris. Pulaski is considered the “father of the American cavalry.” He earned this title through his daring service as a brigadier general both in battle, and as the principal organizer of the American cavalry system. Referring to “Pulaski’s Legion,” a British officer said they were “the best damned cavalry the rebels ever had.” Pulaski served with great distinction under General Washington at the battle of Brandywine in September 1777.