Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Georgia Hussars
Organized 13 February 1736
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Military • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
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. Located in the park at Bay and Lincoln Streets, Savannah. 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 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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
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