Group burials at Bonaventure
Within Bonaventure Cemetery are several sections dedicated to war veterans, various religious faiths and the Order of Railroad Conductors.
The American Legion Field in Section O includes the remains of veterans of World War I and World War II in plots 53 to 65 and 163 to 168. The American Legion commemorates Memorial Day here each year.
Remains of the Confederate States of America’s Company A Georgia Hussars, Jeff Davis Legion Mississippi Cavalry, are buried in Lot 116, Section A. Graves of other Confederate soldiers and officers—including General Robert Anderson and a marker for General Hugh Weedon Mercer—are located throughout the cemetery, marked with a CSA medallion embedded in the ground or on the headstone.
Veterans of the Spanish-American War of 1898 who served at Worth Bagley Camp #10 are buried in Lots 41, 42, 59 and 60, Section K. By late October 1898, about 13,000 men were camped in Savannah, most along Victory Drive and Shell Road in Thunderbolt. The Bonaventure lot is the largest collective burial of Spanish-American War veterans outside Key West, Fla.
There are also a number of Greek and Eastern Orthodox graves, most members of Savannah’s St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, in Section K. Many of the tombstones are carved in Greek lettering.
Order of Railroad Conductors who served from 1929 to 1964 are interred in in Lots 420 through 427, Section L.
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