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Battlefield Memorial March

  • Savannah Visitors Center and History Museum 303 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Savannah, GA, 31415 United States (map)

Get up early and experience Coastal Heritage Society's Battlefield Memorial March which commemorates the 236th anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Savannah, fought on October 9, 1779!

Muster is at 6:45am in the Savannah Visitor Center parking lot! A ceremony will follow the Memorial March at Battlefield Memorial Park to commemorate newly commissioned Battlefield stones and to remember those who fought.

Breakfast will be served following ceremony.

History of The Battle of Savannah, 1779:

At dawn on October 9, 1779, over 7,000 men engaged in mortal combat for control of the town of Savannah. The soldiers were of many nations and races; English, French, Irish, Scottish, Polish, Hessian, Haitian, and Native American, African American, armed slaves, and American militia were all present, reflecting the global nature of the Revolutionary War. Among the notable figures present that day were Polish freedom fighter General Casimir Pulaski, where he received a mortal wound; the future king of Haiti Henri Christophe; the future city planner of Washington, D. C., Charles L’Enfant; Sargeant William Jasper who was also mortally wounded; and Count Heri d’Estaing. The battle reached its climax near the English occupied Spring Hill Redoubt on the west side of town. In less than an hour the conflict ended with eight hundred men dead or wounded on this ground.

This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.