The Nathanael Greene monument on Johnson Square honors one of America’s top Revolutionary War officers. Brigadier General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) was second only to George Washington. Greene and Washington were the only two Continental generals that served throughout the entire American Revolution.
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The Tomo-Chi-Chi Monument in Wright Square, which paid tribute to the Chief of the Yamacraw Indians, and friend and ally to James Oglethorpe and the first Georgia colonists. He is buried in this square.
The William Washington Gordon monument in Wright Square honors the founder and president of Georgia’s first railroad, the Central Railroad and Banking Co. Gordon is also known as the grandfather of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts in America and he was the first West Point graduate from Georgia. This monument was placed in the early 1880s after they bulldozed the grave of Tomo-Chi-Chi. Gordon’s widow felt badly about the desecration of the Indian Chief’s grave and worked with the Colonial Dames of the State of Georgia to obtain a granite boulder to memorialize the life and death of the man who was indispensable to the founding and success of the Georgia Colony.
The Sergeant William Jasper Monument in Madison Square memorializes the Georgia Revolutionary War hero killed at the Siege of Savannah in October 1779 while attempting to rescue the colors of his regiment.
In historic Monterey Square (named to commemorate the capture of Monterey, Mexico, by Zachary Taylor's forces), is a monument honoring Compte Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who came to Savannah seeking a better life and sacrificed his life in the Siege of Savannah in 1779.