Where “Mr." Sherman Stayed– Here is another house that some Savannah natives might wish would fade into history. This is the Green-Meldrim House. William Tecumseh Sherman – the local guidebooks still have difficulty calling him General Sherman – made this house his headquarters when he marched his victorious Union troops into the city, completing his "March to the Sea” (which, as the guidebooks point out, left a "burned scar of destruction" across Georgia).
Although the home’s owner, Charles Green, offered the house to Sherman in hopes of saving his cotton, Sherman seized the cotton anyway then presented Savannah to President Lincoln as a “Christmas present". Ticked off, Green charged “Mr.” Sherman rent for the house. Sherman paid.