August 26, 2007
Revolutionary War hero General Casimir Pulaski had been dead for many years when a county in pre-territorial Arkansas was named in his honor in 1818. The Polish immigrant joined Americas revolutionary fight in 1777, serving under General George Washington. He quickly became known as a brilliant tactician. Taking command of the colonial cavalry, he is considered by many as the Father of American Cavalry. He was mortally wounded in the Battle of Savannah, Georgia, in 1779.