Choose another Topic

Chatham County Historical Markers

The Georgia Hussars


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: The Georgia Hussars
  • Location:

THE GEORGIA HUSSARS

Organized 13 February 1736

This Troop of Mounted Rangers was raised

by Gen. Oglethorpe to patrol and protect the

Colony of Georgia from the Spaniards and

Indians. It fought at Bloody Marsh in 1742

and at the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Its

record during The War 1861-65 is unsurpassed

as was its service in Mexico, World War I,

World War II and Korea. It remained Horse

Cavalry until October 1940. From Colonial

times to Vietnam Hussars have represented

Savannah in all our wars. It is still an active

unit in the Georgia Army National Guard.

ERECTED BY FACTORS WALK MILITARY COMMISSION

13 FEBRUARY 1968

The 3rd Wisconsin and the 107th New York

Regiments, having been detailed for provost

duty, encamped on this square, November 22-25,

  1. The State Arsenal on the north side of

the square was burned. The magazine, which

stood on the opposite side, was destroyed

with explosives. Considerable damage was

wrought to the churches and the Statehouse.

The State Library was plundered and books

were destroyed. Otherwise, little permanent

damage was done to Milledgeville’s houses

and public buildings.

005-16 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956