Bonaveture Cemetery is a public cemetery located on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah, Georgia. It is the largest of the city's municipal cemeteries, containing nearly 160 acres.

Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaveture Cemetery is a public cemetery located on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of…

An illustration of the Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia.

Presbyterian Church

An illustration of the Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia.

An illustration of a cotton chute in Savannah, Georgia.

Cotton Bundles

An illustration of a cotton chute in Savannah, Georgia.

An illustration of the Custom House located in Savannah, Georgia (1874).

Custom House

An illustration of the Custom House located in Savannah, Georgia (1874).

An illustration of goods being unloaded from a transport ship at the Savannah docks.

Savannah Docks

An illustration of goods being unloaded from a transport ship at the Savannah docks.

Found in the southern United States, the Savannah fly-catcher is notable for its long, forked tail.

Savannah Flycatcher

Found in the southern United States, the Savannah fly-catcher is notable for its long, forked tail.

An illustration of a large fountain located in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land donated by William Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. At the north end of the park is a large, majestic fountain that was added in 1858.

Fountain

An illustration of a large fountain located in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park is a…

"Greene and Pulaski monument."—Lossing, 1851

Greene and Pulaski Monument

"Greene and Pulaski monument."—Lossing, 1851

An illustration of a house located in Savannah, Georgia that was occupied by General Sherman.

House

An illustration of a house located in Savannah, Georgia that was occupied by General Sherman.

James Oglethorpe (1/2/22/1696 - 6/30/1785) was a British general, a philanthropist and was the founder of the colony of Georgia. A social reformer in England, he hoped to resettle England's poor, especially those in debtors prison, in the New World. Oglethorpe sailed for 88 days, arriving in Charleston, South Carolina on the ship Anne, in late 1732, and settled near the present site of Savannah, Georgia on February 12, 1733.

General James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe (1/2/22/1696 - 6/30/1785) was a British general, a philanthropist and was the founder…

Oglethorpe was a member of the British parliament and settled Savannah.

James Oglethorpe

Oglethorpe was a member of the British parliament and settled Savannah.

Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land donated by William Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. At the north end of the park is a large, majestic fountain that was added in 1858.

Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia.…

An illustration of a Savannah, Georgia sergeant of police.

Savannah Sergeant of Police

An illustration of a Savannah, Georgia sergeant of police.

An illustration of the Pulanski monument located in Savannah, Georgia. Pulaski was laid out in 1837 and is named for General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish-born Revolutionary War hero who died of wounds received in the Siege of Savannah (1776). It is one of the few squares without a monument -- General Pulaski's statues is actually in nearby Monterey Square.

Pulaski Monument

An illustration of the Pulanski monument located in Savannah, Georgia. Pulaski was laid out in 1837…

The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between the states of South Carolina and Georgia. Two tributaries of the Savannah, the Tugaloo Rivers and the Chattooga River, form the northernmost part of the border. The Savannah River drainage basin extends into the southeastern side of the Appalachian Mountains just inside North Carolina, bounded by the Eastern Continental Divide. The ricer is about 350 miles long.

Savannah River

The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between…

"View of Savannah, Ga., looking east, toward Fort Jackson. Savannah, the entry port of Georgia, is built on a sandy plain, forty feet above low-water mark. It is the centre of a very extensive system of railroads, which contribute greatly to its commercial importance. As a harbor for blockade runners it was not of much importance after Fort Pulaski fell into the Federal hands. Savannah was founded by General Oglethorpe in 1732. The river is navigable for steamers up to Augusta, 230 miles from its mouth, Savannah itself being 18 miles from the sea. Our view was taken from the cupola of the Exchange, looking east, with Fort Jackson on the left."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Savannah

"View of Savannah, Ga., looking east, toward Fort Jackson. Savannah, the entry port of Georgia, is built…

Savannah, from a print of 1741.

Savannah

Savannah, from a print of 1741.

An illustration of Savannah, Georgia.

Savannah, Georgia

An illustration of Savannah, Georgia.

William Tecumseh Sherman's headquarters in Savannah.

Sherman's Headquarters in Savannah

William Tecumseh Sherman's headquarters in Savannah.