Panoramic puzzle of Jan Matejko's "Kosciuszko Going to Raclawice" ("Kosciuszko pod Raclawicami") 1888 oil painting from the collection in the National Museum in Krakow (Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie). Near the village of Raclawice on April 4, 1794, the Battle of Raclawice was one of the first battles fought in the Kosciuszko Uprising against Russia lead by Tadeusz Kosciuszko, in which the Polish tactics lead to their victory.
Born in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of his time, Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817) was a Polish, Lithuanian, American, and Belarusian national hero and military general. Kosciuszko fought as a Colonel in the American Revolutionary War, Lieutenant General in the Polish-Russian War of 1792, and Commander-in-Chief of the Kosciuszko Uprising in 1794. As one of Poland's most brilliant military commanders of the time, Kosciuszko receive the Virtuti Militari Medal, Poland's highest military decoration even today, for his leadership in the War of 1792. He aided many U.S. slaves to obtain their freedom and completely freed all his own serfs. Mikael Dziewanowski identified him as a "pioneer of emancipation and a spokesman for racial democracy and justice in eighteenth-century America" and Thomas Jefferson regarded him "as pure a son of liberty as I have ever known." All around the world many places now bear his name in commemoration.
Puzzle - Kosciuszko Going to Raclawice Matejko 1000 pieces - B00144JJ62