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Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Aperture f/2.8 Exposure Value 0 EV
Exposure Program Manual Exposure Time 1/80 sec
Flash No Flash Focal Length 24 mm
ISO 1000 Metering Mode Pattern
Date/Time 2010:01:15 13:26:37 Resolution Unit Inch
X Resolution 240 dots per ResolutionUnit Y Resolution 240 dots per ResolutionUnit
Exposure Mode 1 Keywords travel United States of America United States America USA US Georgia GA Chatham County Savannah history historical historic historical marker famous landmark road side highway popular Place of Interest Places of Interest Tourist Attraction Tourist Attractions Tourist Destination Tourist Destinations Travel Destination Travel Destinations tour tourism tourist attraction destination Madison Square James Madison William T. Sherman Robert E. Lee DeSoto Hotel William G. Preston William Jasper
Caption Madison Square Madison Square was laid out in 1839 and is named for the fourth president of the United States. Around the Square stand notable examples of Greek revival, Gothic, and Romanesque architecture characteristic of nineteenth century Savannah. To the west are St. John`s Church (Episcopal), 1853, and the Green-Meldrim mansion, 1861, (Gen. W. T. Sherman`s headquarters). To the north is the Francis Sorrel residence, 1840, which was visited by Gen. Robert E. Lee in 1862 when he commanded the Confederate coast defenses in this area. To the east is the Jewett house, erected 1842. The DeSoto Hotel and the Savannah Volunteer Guards` Armory, of a later period, are in the Romanesque style typical of their designer, William G. Preston, of Boston. The central bronze monument commemorates the heroism of Sergeant William Jasper (2nd Continental Regt. Of South Carolina) who was mortally wounded October 9, 1779, a short distance northwest of this marker, in the unsuccessful assault by the American and French forces upon the British lines, which ran immediately to the north of the Square. 025-71 Georgia historical Commission 1958