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Historic District - North in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Nathanael Greene Monument

 
 
Nathanael Greene Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Nathanael Greene Monument Marker
Inscription.  Beneath the monument in this Square repose the remains of Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, of Rhode Island, who died near Savannah on June 19, 1786, at Mulberry Grove Plantation which had been granted to him by this State in appreciation of his services in the Revolution.

The 50 foot, white marble obelisk, designed by the well-known architect, William Strickland, was completed in 1830. The original cornerstone was laid here on March 21, 1825, by Greene's old friend, the Marquis de LaFayette. At the dedicatory ceremony General LaFayette said:
"The great and good man to whose memory we are paying a tribute of respect, affection, and regret, has acted in our revolutionary contest a part so glorious and so important that in the very name of Greene are remembered all the virtues and talents which can illustrate the patriot, the statesman, and the military leader..."

General Greene's remains were originally interred in the burial ground now known as Colonial Cemetery. His exact resting place was a matter of doubt and speculation for many years. The remains of the famed Revolutionary hero were found in the Graham vault in 1901, and
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were reinterred beneath this monument the following year.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1736.
 
Location. 32° 4.791′ N, 81° 5.491′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bull Street and Congress Street. Located in Johnson Square, on Bull Street, between Bryan and Congress streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson Square (here, next to this marker); Washington’s Southern Tour (here, next to this marker); City Plan of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); John Herndon Mercer 1909 - 1976 (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Johnson Square
Nathanael Greene Monument Marker at Johnson Square, Savannah image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, November 9, 2008
2. Nathanael Greene Monument Marker at Johnson Square, Savannah
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study marker in Colonial Park
 
The Nathanael Green Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. The Nathanael Green Monument
Close up bas relief image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
4. Close up bas relief
Nathanael Greene Monument Relief image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 27, 2009
5. Nathanael Greene Monument Relief
Tribute image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
6. Tribute
Major General
Nathanael Greene
Born in Rhode Island 1742
Died in Georgia 1786
Soldier Patriot
The Friend Of Washington
This Shaft has been reared by the
People Of Savannah In Honor
Of His Great Services
to the American Revolution
Close-up image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
7. Close-up
" To Commemorate The Reinterment of the remains of Major General * Nathanael Greene * Beneath this shaft on November 14 1902 This Tablet was erected by The Savannah Chapter Daughters Of The American Revolution "
Commemorative Stamp for Gen. Green, 1981 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Usps
8. Commemorative Stamp for Gen. Green, 1981
Nathanael Greene Monument north and west side image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis Schwartz, June 1, 1966
9. Nathanael Greene Monument north and west side
Historic American Engineering Record, HABS GA, 26-SAV, 70-1
Nathanael Greene Monument south and east side image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis Schwartz, June 1, 1966
10. Nathanael Greene Monument south and east side
Historic American Engineering Record, HABS GA, 26-SAV, 70-3
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,667 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on November 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on February 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on November 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7, 8. submitted on February 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9, 10. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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