Rufus E. Lester

Rufus Ezekiel Lester was born on December 12, 1837 in Burke County, Georgia near Waynesboro. Rufus was the child of Ezekiel and Mary Lester. He was educated in the country schools until he attended Mercer University, graduating in 1857. Having studied law, he was admitted to the Bar in Savannah, Georgia in 1859. And that […]

Herman Nathan Myers

Herman Nathan Myers was born in Bayern (Bavaria), Germany on January 18, 1847 to Sigmund and Fanny Myers. As a child Herman immigrated to Bath County, Virginia with his family and later moved to Lynchburg. In 1867 he and his brothers, Sigo and Fred, moved to Savannah. In Savannah Myers was to become a prominent […]

Mary Telfair

While Mary Telfair was born in Augusta, Georgia to a very prominent family in 1791, she had a huge impact on Savannah. Her father, Edward Telfair, was governor which afforded her some exceptions to the “rules” for women at the time. Her unique educational experience for women in the 19th century allowed her to form […]

Chapter 3: Hawk Pride

  Philippians 1:3-6 “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on […]

The Wanderer Slave Ship

The Wanderer was the last ship to bring enslaved people to Georgia and one of the last ships to bring slaves to the United States. The Wanderer made its voyage to Georgia in 1854, arriving on the shores of Jekyll Island with 409 slaves. The voyage was very suspect and illegal due to the Slave […]

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. […]