Nathanael Greene

“Nathanael Greene was no ordinary man. He had a quick, inquiring mind and uncommon resolve. He was extremely hardworking, forthright, good natured, and a born leader. His commitment to the glorious cause of America was total.” David McCullough, 1776 Nathanael Greene was born in August of 1742 into a prosperous Quaker family in Rhode Island. […]

Edward Telfair

Edward Telfair served as Georgia’s first governor under the New State Constitution after the Revolutionary War. Edward Telfair was a prominent founding father and leader for the colony and state of Georgia. Telfair was born in Scotland in 1735 and received a modest education as a child. In his early twenties he set sail for […]

Robert H. Anderson

Robert Anderson was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, during the turbulent years before the Civil War. Young Robert was educated in the local school system and then went on to graduate from West Point in 1857. He would be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army and serve in upstate New […]

Alexander R. Lawton

Alexander R. Lawton was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, in 1818. His father, Colonel Alexander J. Lawton was one of South Carolina’s most prominent citizens. Lawton would receive an outstanding local education, provided mostly by private tutors, and then go on to graduate from West Point in 1839 and Harvard Law School in 1842. Lawton […]

Dueling in Savannah

The last duel to take place in Savannah, Georgia, happened in July of 1877 between Rodolph Rufus Richards and Samuel Barnard Adams. The engagement occurred at Brampton Plantation about three miles northwest of downtown on the Savannah River. Both Richards and Adams were Savannah lawyers, and their disagreement stemmed from an argument over the judgment […]

Henry Rootes Jackson

On the eastern side of Bonaventure Cemetery right on the bank of the Wilmington River in Section H Lot 101, you will find the final resting place of one of the most admired Georgians of his day, Henry Rootes Jackson. His life and contributions to Georgia and the United States are honored with a beautiful […]