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Thaddeus Kosciuszko was one of the first European volunteers to aid the American revolutionary cause in 1776. A brilliant Polish military engineer, Kosciuszko designed and constructed fortifications to help defeat the British, most notably at Saratoga and West Point in New York. Kosciuszko returned to Poland and led his own countrymen in a failed attempt to free them from foreign oppression. Seriously wounded in battle and imprisoned in Czarist Russia, upon his release, he returned to the United States. A bridge in New York City. A school in New Jersey. A town in Mississippi. Even a mountain in Australia! These are only some of the things which are named for Thaddeus Kosciuszko. Pets are not allowed in the house and there are no grounds to tour. They are only allowed on the sidewalk outside the house.