Pulaski, Casimir (1748–1779), a Polish count who fought in the American Revolution. He was born at Podolia. He took part in a rebellion in Poland, 1768–72, then fled to Turkey. After meeting Benjamin Franklin in Paris, Pulaski went to the United States in 1777.
Pulaski served on George Washington's staff in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. He was given a cavalry command, but resigned when resentment developed over the post's having been given to a foreigner. In 1778 he raised Pulaski's Legion, consisting of dragoons and infantry, and led it as a brigadier general. He was mortally wounded in an attack on Savannah.