Historic Markers Across Georgia



Lt Christopher Hussey and Pvt John Latham



Marker ID: UDC 
Location: at Fort Pulaski NM located on Cockspur Island and the end of Fort Pulaski Rd, north of US 80, Savannah, GA.
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 01.657    W 080° 53.399
  32.02761666    -80.88998333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM6T1J
Lt Christopher Hussey and Pvt John Latham Marker  



Text:

This memorial commemorates the act of Lieutenant Christopher Hussey of the Montgomery Guards and Private John Latham of the Washington Volunteers, the first volunteer regiment of the State of Georgia.

While under fire during the bombardment of April 11, 1862, they recovered the Confederate Colors, which had been shot down, and raised the flag on this parapet.

Erected by the Savannah Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy October 9, 1938



 

Lt Christopher Hussey and Pvt John Latham

Notes:

More information:
NPS: Fort Pulaski NM
Wikipedia: Fort Pulaski National Monument
Civil War in GA: Federals attack Ft Pulaski

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