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American National Biography

Thaddeus Kosciuszko

Nationalists, Revolutionary Army Officers

Thadeus Kosciuszko was a Polish Freedom Fighter and military engineer. From March 1778 to June 1780 Kociuszko was responsible for building the defenses at West Point and later become chief of engineers for the Southern Department. He has been regarded as the father of American artillery tactics.

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