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Former Home of Henry R. Jackson

Union Army Headquarters, 1865

 
 
Henry R. Jackson Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Henry R. Jackson Home Marker
Inscription. This building, now the quarters of a private Club, was erected in 1857 for Edmund Molyneux, British consul at Savannah, and served as his residence and as the Consulate until Molyneux's return to England in 1863. In 1865 the Molyneux house was appropriated by the Union Army as Headquarters for General O.O. Howard and his successor, General William F. Barry. Representatives of the family claimed that furnishings valued at more than $10,000, including part of the famous Molyneux wine cellar, were damaged or removed during the Federal occupation.

The mansion was purchased from the Molyneux family in 1885 by General Henry R. Jackson and was the home of that illustrious Georgian until his death in 1898.

Jackson equally distinguished himself as lawyer, soldier, diplomat and poet. He was Judge of the Eastern Circuit of Georgia (1849-1853) and in 1859 was special prosecutor for the United States in the celebrated case of the slave ship “Wanderer”. He fought in the Mexican War and won distinction in the Confederate Army as a Brigadier General. He was Ambassador to Austria (1854-1858) and Minister to Mexico (1885-1886). A gifted poet, the best known of Jackson’s poems is “The Red Old Hills of Georgia.”
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number
Former Home of Henry R. Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
2. Former Home of Henry R. Jackson Marker
025-19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.223′ N, 81° 5.703′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Bull Street near Gaston Street., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. Armstrong Junior College (a few steps from this marker); Savannah's Marine Corps Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Comer House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Casimir Pulaski (about 400 feet away); Georgia Historical Society (about 400 feet away); Pulaski Monument (about 400 feet away); Congregation Mickve Israel (about 500 feet away); Warren A. Candler Hospital (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  Henry R. Jackson. was a railroad executive, banker, and president of the Georgia Historical Society (1875 – 1898) (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Home Of Henry R. Jackson •Union Army Headquarters 1865 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. Home Of Henry R. Jackson •Union Army Headquarters 1865
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4. Henry R. Jackson
Henry R. Jackson House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
5. Henry R. Jackson House
Former Home of Henry R. Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
6. Former Home of Henry R. Jackson Marker
The marker has been moved to the left of the stairway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,555 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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