After a 2-year hiatus due to COVID19, the 2022 Battle of Savannah ceremony was held at Tricentennial Park.

  The night before, our organization held a ceremonial dinner at The Club at Savannah Quarters in Poller, Georgia. Almost 100 attendees attended a very nice dinner in very nice surroundings. Mr. Francis Desmone headed up the entertainment by playing a variety of musical tunes on the piano. Afterwards the Pulaski Cadets of Bergan, New Jersey marched into the room and presented the flags of both the United States and Poland. The national anthems of both countries were sung with a great deal of pride and verve. The highlight was an exquisite buffet that included a great variety of foods to be eaten. No one could complain they didn't have their fill to eat and drink. Especially noteworthy were the mammoth deserts that were just heavenly. Afterwards, the many groups that came to Savannah for this event were introduced as well as the donors for the marker dedication on the next day. Featured guests included were:

  • Mrs.  Katarzyna Rybka-Iwanska of the Polish Embassy representing Ambassador Magierowski, who was unable to attend due to a prior engagement,
  • Mr. Krzystof Szczerski, Polish Ambassador to the United Nations,
  • Mr. Raymod Glembocki, President of the American Council for Polish Culture,
  • Mr. Maciej Smusz, President of the Atlanta Polish Club,
  • Mr. Charles Sieracki, past-President of the Cjharleston Polish-American Club, representing President Mrs. Aga Siuda,
  • Ms. Emily Beck of the Coastal Heritage Society,
  • Mr. Peter Obst, representing Mrs. Sylwia Czajkowska, President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Kościuszko Society,
  • Mr. Maciej Rusinski and Mrs. Aneta Antoniak, representing the Kluby Gazety Polskiej North America and its editor, Mr. Robert Sakiewicz, 
  • Dr. Jack Pinkowski, Head of the Poles in America Foundation,
  • Mr. Leszek Sieluik, CFO of the Polska Fundacja Narodowa (Polish National Foundation,
  • Mr. Stanisław Bankowski, Commander of the Pulaski Cadets of Bergen, New Jersey,
  • Mr. Edward Królikowski, Chairman of the Savannah Gen. K. Pulaski Committee. 

  Decorations were done by Mrs. Camille Krolikowski and Mrs. Janet Desmone.


  The following morning was warm and dry. The ceremonies started at 7:00 with the ceremonial march.  Afterwards the dedication ceremony was held. Our organization was instrumental in getting 5 additional markers dedicated this year. They are:in alphabetical order:

  • Seaman Józef Gabriel - sponsored by Kluby Gazety Polskiej in America 

Born In Poland, came to the American Colonies serving in the U.S. Navy as a seaman during
the American War for Independence and later on the U.S.S. Vixen and U.S.S. Congress. Fought
in the war of 1812 and was wounded at Baltimore. Died in a New York City almshouse.

  • Agrippa Hull - sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Kościuszko Society 

A free, Black volunteer assigned to military engineer Gen. Tadeusz Kościuszko as an orderly.

Became a comrade in arms, guide and friend causing Kościuszko to later champion abolition.

Settled in Stockbridge CT, where he married a formerly enslaved woman, Jane Darby.

Became a prominent citizen and landowner.

  • Col. Mihaly Kovacs - sponsored by the Pulaski Cadets of Bergen, New Jersey 

Hungarian nobleman, served as a calvary officer in Hungary and Bar Confederation in Poland.

Came to America in 1778. Comissioned as Colonel Commandant in the Pulaski Legion.

Trained American volunteers in calvary tactics; fought at Osborne Island, Egg Harbor, NJ 

and Charleston SC where he fell in battle.

  • ​Lieutenant Karol Litomski - sponsored by the American Council of Polish Culture and the Savannah Gen. K. Pulaski Committee  

An officer who fought in the Bar Confederation and the American war for Independence

General Pulaski’s aide-de-camp who helped carry the wounded Pulaski from the Savannah

Battlefield onto the WASP and later witnessed his burial on land.  Returning to Poland, he

fought in the Napoleonic Wars, and eventually settled in Brazil.

  • Captain Commander Jan Kwiryn Mieszkowski - sponsored by the Polska Fundacja Narodowa.

Born in Karczew into a noble Polish family, he joined a French legion organized by the Duke de Lauzan.
In America, promoted to Captain Commander of the Second Squadron of Hussars in Lauzon’s Legion.
Fought at Yorktown against the notorious Gen. Banastre Tarleton. Returned to France, survived the

French Revolution, died at Vassy.