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|Memorial dedicated to those|
who fought and died at the
Battle of Savannah, Ga.
|Michael Nolden Henderson|
LCDR, USN Retired
Member of the
Button Gwinnett Chapter,
Sons of the American Revolution
On October 9, 2010, many turned out to honor those who fought and died at the Battle of Savannah. I, as a descendant of American Revolutionary War Patriot, Mathieu Devaux dit Platilla, and also a retired U.S. Naval Officer, was honored when the Button Gwinnett Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution asked me to render honors by placing the wreath at a memorial, which honored those who fought and died at the Battle of Savannah, Ga October 9, 1779, 231 years ago.
|Many in period uniforms |
gathered to re-enact
the march to the battlefield
Participants gathered at 7:15 a.m. in the parking lot of the Savanna Visitor's Center, and marched behind re-enactors to Battlefield Memorial Park. The route followed that of American and French soldiers who attacked British fortifications in the battle.
| Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander |
Lt. Col. Jose Aguilar
A brief ceremony took place on the battlefield, and included remarks from Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Jose Aguilar, a 21-gun cannon salute from the 3rd Infantry Division salute battery, and the placing of wreaths at the foot of the memorial.
Other dignitaries who also presented wreaths were:
|Consulat General de France|
|A delegation of 30 Mayors from Haiti|
gathered for the ceremony
|Various chapters of both the DAR and SAR|
Later that morning several members of various groups participated in another ceremony in Franklin Square to commemorate the Haitian Memorial Monument. Special guests included the former mayor of Savannah Floyd Adams, Jr., Alderman District 5 Clifton Jones, Jr., 30 mayors from Haiti, and President and CEO, Physician Access Urgent Care Group Dr. Rudolph Moise, just to name a few.
|The Haitian Memorial Monument|
Resolution by Brisé
Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue: Honors Haitian soldiers of Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue unit for their bravery & sacrifices in support of United States of America in its War of Independence.
Effective Date: Not Specified
Last Event: Adopted by Publication on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 11:49 PM
|SAR Compatriot Bruce Maney |
laying wreath at foot of
Haitian Memorial Monument
Compatriot Bruce Maney
Past President Button Gwinnett Chapter SAR
Compatriot Michael Nolden Henderson, LCDR USN Ret.
|Mr. Baunars Charles|
Mayor of Saint-Marc and several other Mayors
From Haiti gathered to honor those who served
the Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue
|Members of Button Gwinnett SAR|
and their lovely ladies
|As We remember, We also honor|
|Michael visits Colonial Park|
|Resting place of Button Gwinnett|
one of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence
|Michael Nolden Henderson LCDR USN Retired|
A descendant of a patriot of the
Mathieu DEVAUX dit Platillo