Women of the War


Susie King Taylor

Born: August 6 1848 - Liberty County, Georgia

Died: October 6 1912 - Boston, Massachusetts

   She was born under the slave law of Georgia. Her mother was a domestic servant for the Grest Family.On April 1, 1862, about the time the Union soldiers were firing on Fort Pulaski, she was sent out into the country to her mother. Two days after the taking of Fort Pulaski, Susie's uncle took his family of seven to St. Catherine Island. Susie King Taylor's Home and school house in Savannah on South Broad St., now Oglethorpe AvenueTeaching on St. Simon's Island.

Note: After the war she dedicated much of her later life to the Woman's Relief Corps.

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