A Savannah group wants to make sure the soldiers of yesterday are not forgotten. Yesterday afternoon, the United Daughters of the Confederacy Savannah Chapter and the 22nd Georgia Artillery paid tribute to five young immigrant soldiers buried in unmarked graves at the Catholic Cemetery. Through the group's research, they learned the soldiers were killed fighting in the Civil War.
"We have discovered five graves of five immigrants who died in Savannah during the War Between the States and we have marked the graves," said Elizabeth Piechocinski, president of United Daughters of the Confederacy Savannah Chapter Two. "We have ordered the stones for them and today, we dedicated those grave markers."
The chapter is planning a memorial for 21 more Confederate soldiers whose graves were discovered in the Catholic Cemetery. That date will be set when the group receives the markers for the soldiers' graves.