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Laurel Grove Cemetery

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  • Mary Elizabeth Minis (1873 - 1964)
  • Jacob Clavius Levy (1788 - 1875)
    1870 United States Federal Census Name: J C Levy [Jacob Clavius Levy] Age in 1870: 82 Birth Year: abt 1788 Birthplace: South Carolina Home in 1870: Savannah, Chatham, Georgia Race: White Gender: Male P...
  • Hattie Saussy (1890 - 1978)
    Hattie Saussy (1890 – 1978) was a painter from Savannah, Georgia. In her youth, she studied at the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, where she learned about Impressionist art. She later studied f...
  • Lt. John Middleton (CSA) (1842 - 1869)
    He was a veteran of the Civil War serving in defense of Fort Sumter and Charleston. He was wounded at Averysboro.

Wikipedia

Laurel Grove Cemetery is a cemetery located in midtown Savannah, Georgia. It includes the original cemetery for whites (now known as Laurel Grove North) and a companion burial ground (called Laurel Grove South) that was reserved for slaves and free people of color. The original cemetery has countless graves of many of Savannah's Confederate veterans of the American Civil War. Laurel Grove South holds the graves of thousands of slaves and free blacks from coastal Georgia.

With lush plantings and beautifully carved stones, both sections of Laurel Grove Cemetery resemble more famous Victorian-era graveyards such as Green-Wood in New York City and Père Lachaise in Paris.

Although planned as early as 1818, Laurel Grove first opened for burials in 1853. Administrators of Laurel Grove have recently begun an ambitious plan to computerize the cemetery's burial records.

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