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.
Location. 32° 4.045′ N, 81° 5.776′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Bull Street near Gwinnett Street, in the median. Touch for map. Located in Forsyth Park, at the base (north side) of the Confederate Monument. 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. 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. 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
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.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 11 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.