TITLE

IN THE CAUSE OF HUMAN FREEDOM

AUTHOR(S)
ZABECKI, DAVID T.
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Military History;Nov2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features Polish Tadeusz Kosciuszko, America's first major foreign military volunteer for U.S. independence in 1776. It details his Polish military background, his U.S. Congress commission as colonel of engineers and his role in the Battle of Saratoga in California in 1777. After fortifying the Hudson River in West Point, New York in 1780, his military skills were put to greater use until war's end in 1783. He returned to Poland in 1784, fighting Russian invaders in 1791 and 1794.
ACCESSION #
65218549

 

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