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Old Sorrel - Weed House - Savannah, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 32° 04.437 W 081° 05.641
17S E 491126 N 3548636
Quick Description: This marker sits in front of the Old Sorrel-Weed House at 6 West Harris Street in Savannah, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2008 8:40:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM55D5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 18

Long Description:
The marker reads:
"A fine example of Greek Revival style, this building (completed in 1840 from the plans of Charles B. Cluskey, a well-known Georgia architect) shows the distinguished trend of Savannah architecture during the first half of the 19th century. The Mediterranean villa influence reflects the French background of the original owner, Francis Sorrel (1793- 1870), a shipping merchant of Savannah who as a child was saved by a faithful slave from the massacre of the white colonists in St. Domingo. The ante-bellum tradition of refinement and hospitality associated with the residence was continued after its purchase in 1859 by Henry D. Weed.

Here resided as a youth G. Moxley Sorrel (1838- 1901) who achieved fame as one of “Lee’s Lieutenants.” Shortly after war broke out in 1861 Sorrel, a young bank clerk in Savannah, proceeded to Virginia where with conspicuous valor and zeal through the major battles and campaigns in that theater from the First Mannassas to Petersburg and was thrice wounded. Sorrel became brig. general at the age of 26. Competent critics have called him “the best staff officer in the Confederate service.” Gen. Sorrel’s “Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer” is an absorbing account of his war experiences.

025-27 Georgia Historical Commission 1954"
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: 025-27

Date: 1954

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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