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Kosciuszko’s Garden is a small retreat garden built by Tadeusz Kosciuszko on the side of a cliff overlooking the Hudson River at West Point. First constructed in 1778, it still offers visitors and cadets a place of quiet tranquility during the warmer months. The “General Edward L. Rowny Family Endowment” was established to further sustain perpetual care and maintenance of the Garden and to dedicate a plaque commemorating the occasion. Dr. James Thacher described it in his diary, “Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a gentleman of distinction from Poland…amused himself while stationed on the point, in laying out a curious garden in a deep valley, abounding more in rocks than soil. I was gratified in viewing his curious water fountain with jets and cascades.”