Savannah Volunteer Guards

Savannah Volunteer Guards (HM3BZ)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.387', W 81° 5.642'

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Organized 1802

As infantry the Corps fought in the War of 1812, Indian Wars and as a battalion in 1861, serving with distinction in defense of Savannah and Charleston. In the spring of 1864 joined Lee's Army at Petersburg. On April 3, 1865 serving in the rear guard on the retreat to Appomattox having been reduced to 85 men, 23 were killed, 35 wounded and remainder captured. Reorganized in 1872. Served as infantry battalion in the Spanish-American War, as a battalion of the 61 C.A.C in WW-I, and as 118th F.A. Battalion in WW-II where they were awarded 5 Battle Stars. Reorganized after WW-II and is now an active unit in the Georgia National Guard. This armory erected in 1892.
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HM NumberHM3BZ
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Placed BySavannah Volunteer Guards
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:07pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491125 N 3548544
Decimal Degrees32.07311667, -81.09403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.387', W 81° 5.642'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 23.22" N, 81° 5' 38.52" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 332-344 Bull St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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