Showing posts with label civil war savannah. Show all posts
Showing posts with label civil war savannah. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Pre-Civil War #Savannah. 155 Years Before ... and Today!

SAVANNAH Georgia (December 2, 2013) -- We forget how different life was before the American Civil War (1861-1865). Because Savannah was not burned by Union forces, as was Atlanta, world-famous architecture and the city's genteel way of life remain for tourists and locals to see and enjoy.

As we pause to look back to the happenings of 1856, the year that our stately home -- now Zeigler House Inn -- was built, we have a better appreciation of Savannah today.

Zeigler House Inn's Innkeeper Jackie Heinz (R)
picnicking playfully in Laurel Grove Cemetery with
friend Diane McCray, innkeeper at
Green Palm Inn B&B. Laurel Grove Cemetery is
where many 18th and 19th century Savannahians are
buried, including the inn's namesake Solomon Zeigler.
We hope you enjoy this flashback Thursday, and get away for a visit to Zeigler House Inn and historic-rich, convivial Savannah! 

The Zeigler House Inn was built in 1856, the stately home of lumber merchant Solomon Zeigler. Mr. Zeigler was a Salzburger descendant whose family had settled in Georgia's colonial Ebenezer, Georgia -- a small community just north of Savannah along the Savannah River. In 1858 another Salzburger family descendant, William Ryan, built his home in Savannah at 220 East Oglethorpe Avenue. -- Source: "Civil War Savannah: Savannah, immortal city" by Barry Sheehy, Cindy Wallace.

Our own Solomon Zeigler was prominent in Savannah business circles. He sat on the committee that made the difficult decision to surrender Savannah to the Yankee army. Abraham Lincoln's letter to General William T. Sherman on Monday, December 26, 1864 acknowledged Sherman's Christmas gift -- the capture of Savannah. The relatively peaceful fall of Savannah spared the city's beautiful architecture.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

In Civil War Savannah, Zeigler House Inn’s Wise Mr. Zeigler Played A Pivotal Role

Zeigler House Inn in Savannah, Georgia survived
the American Civil War (1861-1865). Residing on historic
Jones Street, the family mansion was built in 1856.
SAVANNAH Georgia (July 15, 2013) – Many of Savannah’s prominent leading men took part in the decision to surrender Savannah during the American Civil War.

The builder and first owner of Zeigler House Inn -- lumber merchant and prominent citizen Solomon Zeigler attended and voted to save the city.

Some say the cotton sitting on the docks at the Port of Savannah saved the city. Others credit the wise City Fathers, business leaders, and the stalwart women of the city. Each played important roles.

Travel to Savannah, the southern city that was the Christmas gift to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (1864).


To modern-day travelers: If anyone told you that you could experience world-famous Savannah’s friendly hospitality, AND stay in one of gently beautiful spots, magnificently placed among world-famous architecture, would you elect to visit?