Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The “Washington Guns” have thundered a welcome to many distinguished visitors to Savannah, including James Monroe, the Marquis de Lafayette, James K. Polk, Millard Fillmore, Chester A. Arthur, Jefferson Davis, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, William H. Taft, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
During the War Between the States the historic cannon were buried for safety beneath the Chatham Artillery armory and were not removed until 1872 when Federal occupation troops had departed.
The “Washington Guns” were taken to Yorktown in 1881 by a contingent of the Chatham Artillery and led the parade at the centennial celebration of Cornwallis, surrender.
Erected 1982 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 025-54.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 4.856′ N, 81° 5.43′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Bay Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. 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. A different marker also named Chatham Artillery's (here, next to this marker); The Chatham Artillery (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of the University Of Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Railroad & Bank Bldg. (within shouting distance of this marker); Solomon's Lodge No. 1 F. & A.M Savannah, Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Invention of the Cotton Gin (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Savannah Cotton Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
Also see . . . Chatham Artillery. Chatham Artillery unit designation dates to the Georgia colonial militia formed in 1751. The unit history includes service in every American war, including Confederate service in (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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