Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Savannah
In honor of the valiant Frenchmen who gave their lives on this battlefield for our freedom on 9 October, 1779
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Location. 32° 4.573′ N, 81° 5.97′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd near Louisville Rd. Touch for map. Savannah Visitor Center. 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. Attack on British Lines (a few steps from this marker); Central of Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah Besieged (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path (about 300 feet away, measured General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper (about 300 feet away); Spring Hill Redoubt (about 300 feet away); Lt. Col John Harris Cruger (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Also see . . . The Battle of Savannah. a French fleet of 42 ships with 4,000 soldiers aboard arrived off Tybee. American forces from Charleston, under Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, approached Savannah from the north. The British, believing the French fleet to be occupied in the Caribbean, were taken by surprise. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Heroes • Military • War, US Revolutionary •
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