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