Pulaski's Legion

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Pulaski's Legion
Active 1778–1780
Allegiance Continental Congress of the United States
Type Foreign legion
Part of Continental Army
Engagements Savannah and Charleston
Casimir Pulaski

Pulaski's Legion was raised on March 28, 1778 at Baltimore, Maryland under the command of Casimir Pulaski for service with the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The Legion consisted of one troop of lancers, two troops of dragoons and 200 light infantry soldiers. It was one of the few cavalry regiments in the American Continental Army.

The Legion would see action at the Little Egg Harbor massacre, Siege of Savannah, and the Siege of Charleston. The legion was disbanded in November 1780 and the men were merged into Armand's Legion.

The legion's 1st Cavalry was commanded by Maj. Pierre-Francois Vernier during the Siege of Charleston's first bloody skirmishes.[1]


  1. ^ Buchanan, John (1997). The Road to Guilford Courthouse. New York: John Wiley & Sons. p. 40. ISBN 9780471327165.
  • Robin Smith, Pulaski's Legion, Military Illustrated magazine, Issue 116
  • Richard Henry Spencer, Pulaski's Legion (including Legion's muster roll), Baltimore 1920

External links

  • The Continental Army (describes Pulaski's Legion)
  • The Pulaski Legion in the American Revolution, Review in The Sarmatian Review
  • The Pulaski Legion (reenactment and research)

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