One of the original burying grounds of early Savannahians. It also has some devastating history. Savannah was hit by three major yellow fever epidemics before doctors figured out it was transferred via mosquito.
It is the resting place of many famous Savannahians, included those of the Habersham clan, some of the city’s founders.
It was also used as a camp site for Sherman’s army when they marched into Savannah. Sherman did not burn the city in return for unopposed quartering, the city’s surrender and a large shipment of cotton. The soldiers who stayed in the cemetery took down several headstone and altered the epitaphs and many more. When they left, it was unknown where many stones belonged, so they were placed along the east wall.