Conquering Savannah: The Georgia Southern/Armstrong State Merger – Part III

Part I, Part II, Part III On Friday night, the Georgia Southern football team will conduct a practice in Savannah, on the soccer fields of Armstrong State University. The athletic department plans to host a "Fan Fest" around the practice starting at 6 pm complete with autographs and "inflatables." It is the first opportunity the … Continue reading Conquering Savannah: The Georgia Southern/Armstrong State Merger – Part III

Conquering Savannah: The Georgia Southern/Armstrong State Merger – Part II

Part I, Part II, Part III Local History You might be reading this and wondering to yourself: "What's an Armstrong State?" You are not alone. Part of the reason Armstrong State folded was due to its lack of name recognition outside the Savannah area, much less the state of Georgia. It long struggled to shed … Continue reading Conquering Savannah: The Georgia Southern/Armstrong State Merger – Part II

Conquering Savannah: The Georgia Southern/Armstrong State Merger – Part I

Part I, Part II, Part III “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift, the City of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton.” General William T. Sherman's message to Abraham Lincoln on December 22, 1864, notifying him that the Union army had … Continue reading Conquering Savannah: The Georgia Southern/Armstrong State Merger – Part I