Birthplace of John C. Fremont historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Birthplace of John C. Fremont historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Chatham County
Birthplaces--Georgia--Savannah
Location:
United States, Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, 32.08354, -81.09983
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Yamacraw Art Park, 577 W. Bryan Street, Savannah
Text of marker: "Birthplace of John C. Fremont. One of two native Georgians who served as generals in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, John C. Fremont was born nearby on January 21, 1813. As an army officer, his 1840s explorations of the American West gained him fame as the "Pathfinder." During the U.S.-Mexican War, Fremont seized California for the U.S. and was elected one of its first Senators in 1850. Opposed to slavery's expansion, he ran unsuccessfully in 1856 as the first Republican presidential candidate. During the Civil War, Fremont's 1861 proclamation freeing all Confederate-owned slaves in Missouri was annulled by President Lincoln. After lackluster performance as a combat commander, Fremont resigned from the U.S. Army in 1864. He later served as governor of the Arizona Territory (1878-1881) and died in New York in 1890. 2012.7 Erected for the Civil War 150 commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and the Georgia Battlefields Association 25-42"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_birthplace-of-john-c
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_birthplace-of-john-c
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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