Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Nathanael Greene, Maj. Gen., Continental Army
John Maitland, Lt. Col., 71st Regt. of Scotch Foot
Lt. Col. John Maitland of Lauder, Scotland, son of the 6th Earl of Lauderdale, won wide acclaim for his feat in bringing 800 Highlanders and Hessian troops by water from Beaufort to Savannah in Sept. 1779, under the eyes of the French fleet. The timely arrival of these reinforcements enabled Gen. Prevost to defend Savannah against the besieging French and American forces.
Maitland died at Savannah on October 26, 1779, shortly after the siege was raised. The British hero was buried in the vault of the Royalist Lieutenant Governor, John Graham. Col. Maitland's remains were, apparently, removed later to another burial place.
Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island, one of Washington's most brilliant generals, who died on June 19, 1786, at Mulberry Grove near Savannah, was also interred in the Graham vault. His burial place later became the subject of conjecture and remained so until 1901 when this tomb was opened and his remains identified. Gen. Greene's ashes now repose beneath his monument in Johnson Square
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-11.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 4.535′ N, 81° 5.356′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from East Oglethorpe Ave.. Touch for map. Marker in Colonial Park Cemetery. 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. Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 (within shouting distance of this marker); James Habersham (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Habersham (1751-1815) (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugh McCall (1767-1823) (within shouting distance of this marker); 1812 Wesley Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Police Station Steps (within shouting distance of this marker); Button Gwinnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Police Officers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding Nathanael Greene, Maj. Gen., Continental Army. After Nathanael Greene died, he was interred with civic and military honors in the Graham Vault in Colonial Park Cemetery. Colonial Park Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in Savannah. There are several patriots buried here including the Habersham
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1. The Siege and Battle of Savannah. Both the American and the French remained in the area until October 16, when Lincoln began an orderly withdrawal to Charleston. D'estaing set sail for France over a two day period begining October 19. Lt. Colonel John Maitland, who had advanced from Beaufort, South Carolina in support of General Augustine Prevost died on October 22, not the victim of the battle but because of disease. (Submitted on February 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Nathanael Greene. Army in the American Revolutionary War. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer. He directed the "Southern Campaign" which included the battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781. The campaign culminated in the siege of Yorktown, Virginia. (Submitted on February 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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