Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonel Mordecai Sheftall
As Deputy Commissary General of Issues for Georgia and South Carolina, Colonel Sheftall was the highest ranking Jewish officer in the Revolutionary War. Captured by the British in the Battle of Savannah, Dec. 29, 1778, Sheftall was imprisoned for two years at Antigua and later released in an exchange of prisoners.
Erected 2007 by Stone placed by Marion Levy Mendel.
Location. 32° 4.553′ N, 81° 6.037′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Louisville Road. Touch for map. Located between Savannah Visitor Center and Savannah Roundhouse Museum. Spring Hill Redoubt is a part of the new Battlefield Memorial Park. 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. Col. John White (here, next to this marker); Peter Tondee (here, next to this marker); Major General Israel Putnam (here, next to this marker); To Honor Our Patriot Ancestors (here, next to this marker); Mills Murphree (here, next to this marker); Samuel Elbert Isidore De Lynch (here, next to this marker); Dr. Noble W. Jones (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding Colonel Mordecai Sheftall. This Tablet is on the very ground of "Spring Hill Redoubt" of the Battle of Savannah.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Spring Hill Redoubt
Also see . . . New Georgia Encyclopedia. Mordecai Sheftall ... " During his time as a prisoner of war, most of his property was seized by the British, never to be returned to him." (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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