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105 East Oglethorpe Avenue

 
 
105 East Oglethorpe Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. 105 East Oglethorpe Avenue Marker
Inscription. 105 East Oglethorpe Avenue was the home of
General Joseph E. Johnston, C.S.A.
from 1868 to 1876. In April 1870 he was visited here by his fellow Confederate and old friend,
General Robert E. Lee

 
Erected by Savannah Chapter No.2 United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.584′ N, 81° 5.472′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on East Oglethorpe Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker seen on Fence along sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home Of Genl Lachlan MacIntosh (a few steps from this marker); Big Duke Fire Alarm Bell Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); William Stephens (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonial Park (about 400 feet away); General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806)
Gen. Joe Johnson's House at 105 Oglethorpe Ave. and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Gen. Joe Johnson's House at 105 Oglethorpe Ave. and Marker
(about 400 feet away); Col. James S. McIntosh (1784-1847) (about 400 feet away); Gen. Samuel Elbert (1740-1788) (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Eggleston Johnston. (February 3, 1807 – March 21, 1891) was a career U.S. Army officer and one of the most senior generals in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. (Submitted on February 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Historic Andrew Low House. "The Lowes invited some of Lee’s old comrades to dinner on April 2. General Joseph E. Johnson, General Andrew Lawton and General J. F. Gilmer came to pay their respects. It was the first time Lee had seen Johnson since the war. Before leaving Savannah, Lee paid a visit to Joseph Johnston, who was then living at 105 E. Oglethorpe Avenue. At some point during his stay, Lee and Johnston were photographed together at Ryan’s, a local photography studio in downtown Savannah. The familiar picture shows them, "grizzled, old and feeble,” seated on opposite sides of a small table." (Submitted on February 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Gen. Joseph E. Johnson image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia Picture
3. Gen. Joseph E. Johnson
 

3. Lee and Johnston. Features the photograph of the two Generals mentioned in the previous link. (Submitted on February 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,551 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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