Civil War history in Savannah

This is the Second African Baptist Church in Savannah.  General Sherman and War Secretary Stanton read the Emancipation Proclamation to the Negroes and freed slaves in Dec. 1864.  There is also supposed to be slave benches in this church.  Unfortunately we didn’t get to see inside because no one would come to the door after we knocked during business hours.

Of course Savannah is know for it’s squares.  Some have fountains in them, monuments to famous people, and some look like a park with only grass and trees.

I really enjoyed seeing the moss hanging from the trees.

The day we went to the beach we stopped by the lighthouse on Tybee Island.  The only day of the week it is closed is Tues. the day we were there.  It’s hard to do everything.

This was the smallest house.  I think someone is living in it, but there can’t be many rooms.

 

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