On Tuesday, the Sons of the Union Veterans and a number of other groups dedicated the last marker in the Georgia Historical Society's Civil War 150th Anniversary Marker Project. The marker is dedicated to John. C. Fremont, who paved the way for the Emancipation Proclamation. Fremont, born in Savannah, became a household name in the 19th century. The marker was dedicated in Yamacraw Park, near his birthplace.
"It is exciting to be able to dig through the archives and find the documents and know he was born close to here and know that this monument will be here in recognition of that for students of all generations to come by and learn and feel a sense of history in a place where it really happened," said Sophia Sineath, education coordinator.
Fremont is also the Georgia Historical Society's Featured Historical Character for the 2013 History Festival.