Sherman's Headquarters

Sherman's Headquarters (HM5MK)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.424', W 81° 5.665'

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Green-Meldrim Mansion

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.
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HM NumberHM5MK
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the National Historic Landmarks series.
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Marker Number025-5
Year Placed1980
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491088 N 3548612
Decimal Degrees32.07373333, -81.09441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.424', W 81° 5.665'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 25.44" N, 81° 5' 39.90" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 323-325 Bull St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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