Abstract

“Pułaski at Savannah” is a tale of two mysteries. The first is the recreation of the actual events surrounding the general's mortal wounding at the Siege of Savannah in October 1779, an event that has often been embellished and exaggerated. The second is the controversy over whether the remains that rest inside the Pułaski monument in Savannah, Georgia, are really those of the celebrated leader. This article will explore both issues, relying on original historical primary sources and forensic biological evidence to strip away the mythological fog, leaving a more accurate representation of the reality behind each mystery.

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