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    Madison Square

    by apbeaches Updated Jun 19, 2015

    Madison Square was named after the fourth President of the United States, James Madison, and surrounding it are some of the most important and interesting buildings in the city. It was laid out in 1837 and commemorates the Revolutionary War, There is a large monument dedicated to Sgt. William Jasper. from the Siege of Savannah in 1779 in the center of the square, but the granite marker also defines the southern limit of the British defenses. In addition, there are two cannons on the southern margin of the square, which represent Georgia’s first two highways.

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    Worst Generals Ever

    by brkilbourne Written Nov 7, 2014

    D'Estaing & Benjamin Lincoln. Led charges against Savannah with a loss of men greater then 752 in less then 1 hour. They charged into a funnel or v of death. D'Estaing was killed in that hour & Pulaski, Polish freedom fighter was mortally wounded. General Lincoln would go to Charleston with thousands of American where he shortly gave up to the British with out a shot fired.

    D'Estaing Monument Scottish Rites Building Sorrel-Weed House St. Johns Episcopal Church Statue of William ( Wilhelm ) Jasper ( Gasper  )
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    Gryphon Tea Room

    by Dabs Written Mar 26, 2013

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    While we were on our self guided walking tour we stopped by the Gryphon Tea Room to have a look at it but not stop to have a drink or bite to eat. The tea room is located in a historic building formerly a turn of the century pharmacy with 14 original stained glass windows and antique furnishings.

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    Madison Square

    by GUYON Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This Square honors the fourth USA president, James Madison. It was laid out in 1837.

    The Square features a statue to Sergeant William Jasper, a hero of the Battle of Savannah in 1779. Sergeant Jasper, an Irish national who was offered a commission for bravery at the Battle of Fort Moultrie in Charleston in 1776 - he refused the commission because he could not read or write - led the American charge at Spring Hill, just west of town, to pierce the British line. The assault on the British line ended in defeat for the Americans, and Jasper was buried in a mass-grave with the other Continentals, French, and Irish who were killed that day.

    Have a look at the picture of the brass plate.

    Madison square Sergent Jasper's story Savannah College of art and Design : 342 Bull St
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    Madison Square

    by apbeaches Written Jan 2, 2011

    Magnificent old beautiful southern homes surrounded the square. St. John's Church steeple adorned one corner and the Savannah College of Art & Design another. Benches, monuments & big old weeping trees filled the Square.

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