Diary of Orrin Brown, Savannah, Georgia
It commenced raining last night about 7 Oclock and it rained very hard for an hour or two then slacked up a little but rained all the fore part of the night & we got up this morning and found ourselves in a miserable mudhole, it continued cloudy all day. We had to clean up our guns today for review. The mail comes in every day but I have got none yet. Read 4 Chapt. in Testament today.
Savannah was sited in 1733 about 20 miles from the Atlantic Ocean in a low-lying area prone to flooding. This is good if you’re growing rice, but not so good for human habitation. The area has a humid subtropical climate—temperatures seldom reach freezing, although nighttimes can dive as low as 20 °F—with about 50″ of rain a year.