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Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Land Mines

 
 
Confederate Land Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2008
1. Confederate Land Mines Marker
Inscription. Land mines or torpedoes buried along the western approaches to the fort caused most of the casualties to the Union troops in the assault on December 13, 1864. After the taking of the fort, General Sherman personally gave orders that the captured Confederate garrison be required to remove the unexploded mines.
 
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 31° 53.437′ N, 81° 11.751′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is on Fort McAllister Road. Click for map. Located in Fort McAllister State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbiad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major Gallie's Gun (about 300 feet away); Cheves' Rice Mill (about 300 feet away); Capt. Nicholas Clinch (about 300 feet away); Position of the Monitors (about 300 feet away); Obstruction of River (about 300 feet away); Damage From Naval Bombardments (about 400 feet away); Tom Cat (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond Hill.
 
Also see . . .
Confederate Land Mines Marker, southside of Ft McAllister image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Confederate Land Mines Marker, southside of Ft McAllister
Looking east into the marsh, protecting against the direction of the Federals breakthrough
 The Development of Mine Warfare By Norman Youngblood. Page 37/38 The American Civil War (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Land Mines ,todays marshland image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2004
3. Confederate Land Mines ,todays marshland
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,736 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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