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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Georgia Volunteer

Spanish American Monument

 
 
The Georgia Volunteer Marker </b>(south face, closeup) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. The Georgia Volunteer Marker (south face, closeup)









Inscription. [South Face (front)]:
To those
Georgians who
volunteered and
served their
country in the
Spanish American
War

[North Face (back)]:
Spanish * War * Veterans
1898 - 1902
Philippine Islands, Cuba, Porto Rico, U.S.A.

[West Face, added in 1946]:
A Tribute to that
Soldier Comrade Citizen
William L. Grayson
1870 1941
1st. Lieut. Co. "M" 1st Regt. Ga. Vols.
Spanish American War
Commander Department of Georgia U.S.W.V.
1925 - 1927
National Commander in Chief U.S.W.V.
1928 - 1929
His distinguished service has endeared him
to all veterans of all wars
1946

[East Face, added later]:
In grateful remembrance of
Stephen N. Harris
who served his country well
as a soldier and citizen
Private, Co. B 2nd Ga. Infantry
1898
Cdr. Worth Bagley Camp No. 10 Dept. Ga. U.S.W.V.
1932
Commander Dept. of Ga. U.S.W.V
1900 1931
Adj. Gen. United Spanish War Veterans
1928 1929
Chief of Staff, Council Of Adm. Ga. U.S.W.V.
1937 1938
His character and leadership inspired his
comrades and fellow citizens.

 
Erected
The Georgia Volunteer Marker </b>(west face) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
2. The Georgia Volunteer Marker (west face)
Commemoration of service of William L. Grayson.
1931 by United Spanish War Veterans.
 
Location. 32° 3.895′ N, 81° 5.847′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Bull Street and W Park Avenue, in the median on Bull Street. Click for map. At south entrance to Forsyth Park in Savannah. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Evacuation (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Eighth Air Force (a few steps from this marker); Nina Anderson Pape (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Francis Bartow (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lawton Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette McLaws (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forsyth Park (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
More about this marker. The monument commemorates the Spanish-American War soldiers from Georgia. It was erected by a memorial committee, which was responsible for raising $2,000 of the $10,000 raised for the project. Savannah was chosen as the site for the monument because it contributed more Spanish-American War soldiers per capita than any other city in Georgia.

The architect for the
Stephen N. Harris image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Stephen N. Harris
Remembrance of Stephen N. Harris
base was Cletus Bergen of Savannah. The site within the park was chosen because it placed the sculpture between monuments for the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, and those of World War I. The iron fence was placed around the monument in 1932 to protect it from careless park visitors.

General William L. Grayson of Savannah was the only southerner who ever served as commander-in-chief of the United Spanish War Veterans (USWV).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other instances of Kitson's The Hiker statues entered in the database.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-American
 
The Georgia Volunteer Marker </b>(south face) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. The Georgia Volunteer Marker (south face)
The sculpture, by Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, and base, designed by Savannah native Cletus Bergen, is 8½ feet tall.
The Georgia Volunteer Marker </b>(west face) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. The Georgia Volunteer Marker (west face)
Commemoration of service of William L. Grayson
The Georgia Volunteer Marker </b>(east face) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. The Georgia Volunteer Marker (east face)
Remembrance for Stephen N. Harris
The Georgia Volunteer image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
7. The Georgia Volunteer
The Georgia Volunteer image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
8. The Georgia Volunteer
The Georgia Volunteer Marker </b>(north face) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
9. The Georgia Volunteer Marker (north face)
A bronze Spanish-American war cross.
 
 
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