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Kosciuszko's Monument at West Point
|For General Tadeusz Kosciuszko's contribution to the defense of West Point during the American Revolutionary War|
near Highland Falls, NY
|Appointed Engineer-in-Charge of West Point's Fortifications by General George Washington|
Kościuszko's Monument is a pedestal and statue of Polish General Tadeusz Kościuszko at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Kościuszko designed the defenses of the West Point garrison from 1778–1780 during the height of the Revolutionary War, when George Washington considered West Point to be the most important military post in America. The pedestal and shaft of the monument was first proposed in 1825 by John Latrobe, and dedicated in 1828. The statue, designed by D. Borja, was later added in 1913.
- Ambrose, Stephen (1966). Duty, Honor, Country. A History of West Point. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 10. ISBN 0-8018-6293-0 [Amazon-US | Amazon-UK].
- "Annual National Tadeusz Kosciuszko Observance". American Association of the Friends of Kosciuszko at West Point, Inc. Retrieved 2009-02-15.
Closeup of engraving
Front of monument
Back of monument
The pedestal c1900, before the statue was implaced
Monument seen from Hudson River