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Near this site on July 11, 1733, five monthsafter Oglethorpe founded Georgia, 42 Jewishcolonists, having sailed from London,disembarked from the William and Sarah.It was the largest group of Jews ever to sail on one vessel from North America in Co…
Joel Chandler Harris (1845-1908), New South journalist and author of Uncle Remus tales, Free Joe, and many other works, was associate editor of the Savannah Morning News from 1870 until 1876, under William Tappan Thompson, an established writer of…
During the early months of the Civil War,Fort Jackson's Garrison was composedof local militia units which served rotating tours of duty at the fort. One of these units was the Republican Blues commandedby John Wayne Anderson.The Blues were first o…
(Left panel)The twelve-pound Napoleon smoothbore cannonwas developed in France in 1853 and was named for the Emperor Napoleon III. It was adopted and manufactured in the United States in 1857.It was the mainstay of artillery for both the Unionand …
(Panel one)In the early years of the 19th century, theUnited States was a fledgling nation witha population of 7,700,000, a standing armyof 6,700, and a navy of only 12 ships. TheAmericans were vastly outnumbered bythe major powers of the time, Fr…
Starting in the Summer of 1812, FortJackson was garrisoned by variousunits of the United States Army andGeorgia Militia. These troops includedthe 8th U.S. Infantry, 4th U.S. Artillery,and the Chatham Artillery.
The oldest Black Congregation in North America began in 1773. May 20, 1775 the church was born with Rev. George Leile as its pastor; and constituted January 20, 1788 with Rev. Andrew Bryan, Pastor.
( Plaque 2 ) To The Glory Of God This buildin…
In its fourth year, the American Revolution had become an international conflict. Rebelling American Colonies and their French allies attempted to capture Savannah from the British in 1779. Haitian soldiers of African descent were p…
On this site March 29, 1734 when Savannah was an English colony stoodthe public oven and next door 22-24 Congress St.The house for strangers
On this site stood in Colonial days March 29, 1734 the public store, the first store of the English colonists