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

The Georgia Hussars

Organized 13 February 1736

 
 
The Georgia Hussars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
1. The Georgia Hussars Marker
Inscription.
This troop of Mounted Rangers was raised by General Oglethorpe to patrol and protect the Colony of Georgia from the Spaniards and Indians. It fought at Bloody Marsh in 1742 and at the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Its record during The War 1861-1865 is unsurpassed as was its service in Mexico, World War I, World War II and Korea. It remained Horse Cavalry until October 1940. From Colonial times to Vietnam, Hussars have represented Savannah in all our Wars. It is still an active unit in the Georgia Army National Guard.
 
Erected 1968 by Factors Walk Military Commission.
 
Location. 32° 4.812′ N, 81° 5.273′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on East Bay Street near Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in the park at Bay and Lincoln Streets, 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. Savannah Marine Korean War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah, Birthplace of Prince Hall Masonry in Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Salzburger Monument of Reconciliation
The Georgia Hussars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
2. The Georgia Hussars Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah's Wharves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christmas in Savannah 1864 (about 300 feet away); Shipping in the Port of Savannah (about 300 feet away); Savannah's Cobblestones (about 400 feet away); Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War , Ga. Hussars. American Civil War Armies: Volunteer Militia By Philip Katcher (Submitted on March 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Georgia Hussars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
3. The Georgia Hussars Marker
"Lafayette in Georgia" image. Click for full size.
By New Georgia Encyclopedia
4. "Lafayette in Georgia"
In this painting, Lafayette is portrayed reviewing the Georgia Hussars, the Chatham Artillery, and the Savannah Volunteer Guards from the balcony of the Owens-Thomas House in Savannah during his 1825 visit to the state. ....New Georgia Encyclopedia
The Georgia Hussars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. The Georgia Hussars Marker
The Georgia Hussars Marker along Bay Street in Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. The Georgia Hussars Marker along Bay Street in Savannah
The Georgia Hussars Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
7. The Georgia Hussars Cannon
 
 
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