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Lafayette McLaws

 
 
Lafayette McLaws Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2013
1. Lafayette McLaws Marker
Artist: George Julian Zolnay, 1863-1949, sculptor.
Inscription.  
Lafayette McLaws
Major General
Confederate States Army
Born Augusta Ga.
January 15th, 1821.
Died Savannah Ga.
July 24th 1897.

 
Erected 1902 by City of Savannah.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 4.045′ N, 81° 5.776′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Memorial is on Bull Street near Gwinnett Street, in the median. Located in Forsyth Park, at the base (north side) of the Confederate Monument. 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. Francis Bartow (within shouting distance of this marker); Forsyth Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nina Anderson Pape (about 500 feet away); Warren A. Candler Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Eighth Air Force (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Georgia Volunteer (approx.
Lafayette McLaws image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2013
2. Lafayette McLaws
0.2 miles away); British Evacuation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnny Mercer (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Lafayette McLaws. Smithsonian AmericanArt Museum Control Number
Inventory of American Sculpture, Control Number: IAS GA000058

Major General Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897) fought in the Mexican War, and served with General Lee's army during the Civil War.
Bust: approx. H. 3 ft. 5 in. x W. 2 ft. 5 in.; Base: approx. H. 6 ft. 9 3/4 in. x W. 5 ft. 8 in.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lafayette McLaws, Wikipedia entry. ... He marched his division to Sharpsburg, Maryland, and defended the West Woods in the Battle of Antietam. Lee was disappointed in McLaws's slow arrival on the battlefield. At the Battle of Fredericksburg, McLaws was one of the divisions defending Marye's Heights and he satisfied Lee with his ferocious defensive performance. ... (Submitted on September 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Lafayette McLaws at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Lafayette McLaws Grave site at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 31, 2008
3. Lafayette McLaws Grave site at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah
Lafayette McLaws
Major General
Confederate States Army
Born Augusta Ga.
January 15th, 1821.
Died Savannah Ga.
July 24th 1897.
++++++++
(Right side)
"I fought not for what I thought was right but for principles that were right "
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(Left side)
"He knew when to lead us in and he always brought us out."
Lafayette McLaws Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 27, 2009
4. Lafayette McLaws Marker
Major-General Lafayette McLaws, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. Major-General Lafayette McLaws, C.S.A.
from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. 3, Robert Underwood Johnson & Clarence Clough Buel 1887.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   5. submitted on October 3, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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