General Kosciuszko Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1933

General Kosciuszko Stamp

Tadeusz Kosciuszko was born in Kosava, Belarus and went to school in both France and Poland.  In 1776 he immigrated to America in 1776 and joined the revolution against the British.  He rose through the officer ranks of the Continental army during the war and eventually reached the rank of Brigadier General.  Eventually, Kosciuszko became a citizen of the United States.  While he served in the Continental Army he used his engineering skills to design and construct defenses for Philadelphia, Saratoga as well as other strategic locations.

After the conclusion of the Revolutionary War in 1783, Kosciuszko returned to Poland and helped lead a revolt against occupying Russian forces.  The revolt failed and he was captured and imprisoned, but was pardoned and later released.  For the remainder of his life he was active in politics, both in Europe and the United States.  Kosciuszko died in 1817 at the age of 84.

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