Whether in Poland as the son of an independence leader or at Valley Forge as Brigadier General under Washington, Pulaski never gave up the fight. When only fifteen he was hugged by the Princess Franciszka and praised, ""If only Poland had more like you she would soon know greatness again."" Later leaving to avoid an unfounded charge of attempted regicide, ""the continent's outstanding military leader"" got the go-ahead from Franklin in Paris and proceeded across the Atlantic. He served briefly, then, disgruntled with procedures, left and directed his own corps of volunteers until his death in 1779 near Charleston. Little light on a little known figure, just an array of facts.