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

Sherman's Headquarters

Green-Meldrim Mansion

 
 
Sherman`s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 9, 2008
1. Sherman`s Headquarters Marker
Inscription. General William Tecumseh Sherman used this house as headquarters from Dec. 22, 1864, until Feb. 1, 1865. Charles Green offered the use of his home to General Sherman and his staff. Sherman's chaplain conducted the Christmas services in St. John's Church.

The house was built for Green, a British subject residing in Savannah prior to 1854. The architect was John S. Norris of New York.The house is notable as one of the country's finest examples of residential Gothic Revival architecture, the detail of the interiors being as sumptuous as any to be found in America. Cost of the construction of this house in the 1850`s totaled $93,000.

In 1892 it was acquired from the Green family as a residence by Judge Peter W. Meldrim, distinguished Georgia jurist and President of the American Bar Association (1912-1913)

St. John's Episcopal Church acquired the house from the Meldrim heirs in 1943 for use as a parish house and rectory. The house was purchased partly through public subscription by the citizens of Savannah. the house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
 
Erected 1980 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 025-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location.
Sherman`s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 9, 2008
2. Sherman`s Headquarters Marker
32° 4.424′ N, 81° 5.665′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Bull Street and Macon Street, on the right when traveling south on Bull Street. Touch for map. Across from 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. Madison Square, British Southern Line of Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Madison Square (within shouting distance of this marker); History Of Emancipation: Special Field Orders No. 15 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemansonry (within shouting distance of this marker); Augusta Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sorrel–Weed House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogeechee Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergeant Jasper (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Sherman's Headquarters. Entry on National Register of Historic Places:
Designed and built between 1853 and 1861; Gothic Revival style; cast-iron porch and fence
Green-Meldrim House (added 1974 - - #74000664)
Also known as St. John's Parish House
Macon
Sherman`s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 9, 2008
3. Sherman`s Headquarters Marker
and Bull Sts. , Savannah
♦ Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Norris,John S.
♦ Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
♦ Historic Person: Sherman,Gen. William T.
♦ Significant Year: 1861, 1850
♦ Area of Significance: Military, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1850-1874
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
Designated U.S. National Historic Landmark:
May 11, 1976
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USWar, US Civil
 
Location of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
4. Location of Marker
Green-Meldrim Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
5. Green-Meldrim Mansion
Green - Meldrim House National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 27, 2009
6. Green - Meldrim House National Historic Landmark Marker
View of East side , Green-Meldrim Mansion image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1936
7. View of East side , Green-Meldrim Mansion
Historic American Engineering Record, HABS GA,26-SAV,22-2
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Southwest view Green-Meldrim Mansion image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1934
8. Southwest view Green-Meldrim Mansion
Historic American Engineering Record HABS GA,26-SAV,22-1
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,638 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   7, 8. submitted on June 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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