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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Madison Square

 
 
Madison Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Madison Square Marker
Inscription. Madison Square was laid out in 1839 and is named for the fourth President of the United States. Around the Square stand notable examples of Greek Revival, Gothic, and Romanesque architecture characteristic of nineteenth century Savannah.

To the west are St. John's Church (Episcopal), 1853, and Green-Meldrim mansion, 1861, (General W. T. Sherman’s headquarters). To the north is the Francis Sorrel residence, 1840, which was visited by General Robert E. Lee in 1862 when he commanded the Confederate coast defenses in this area. To the east is the Jewett house, erected 1842. The DeSoto Hotel and the Savannah Volunteer Guards’ Armory, of a later period, are in the Romanesque style typical of their designer, William G. Preston, of Boston.

The central bronze monument commemorates the heroism of Sergeant William Jasper (2nd Continental Regt. of South Carolina) who was mortally wounded October 9, 1779, a short distance northwest of this marker, in the unsuccessful assault by the American and French forces upon the British lines, which ran immediately to the north of the Square.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-71.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
Madison Square Marker, with Sgt. Jasper Monument in background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Madison Square Marker, with Sgt. Jasper Monument in background
32° 4.429′ N, 81° 5.642′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Bull Street and W. Macon Street on Bull Street. Click for map. The marker is located in Madison Square. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History Of Emancipation: Special Field Orders No. 15 (here, next to this marker); Madison Square, British Southern Line of Defenses (a few steps from this marker); Old Sorrel–Weed House (a few steps from this marker); Sergeant Jasper (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemansonry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogeechee Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Augusta Road (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  Savannah City Guide;Courtesy of Best Read Guide. Madison Square;Online Virtual Tour of Savannah (Submitted on March 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Sgt. William Jasper Monument, Center Point of the Square image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. Sgt. William Jasper Monument, Center Point of the Square
Green-Meldrim House , Historical Home on the Square image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
4. Green-Meldrim House , Historical Home on the Square
Gen. Sherman's Headquarters , briefly, while in Savannah, as mentioned in the Marker
Savannah Volunteer Guard' s former Armory, located just south of the Square image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. Savannah Volunteer Guard' s former Armory, located just south of the Square
As mentioned in the Marker
 
 
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