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

Fort McAllister

← 4.5 mi.—«

 
 
Fort McAllister Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Fort McAllister Marker
Inscription. East 4.5 miles, on Great Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister was built 1861-62 to guard the "back door" to Savannah. During 1862-63, it repulsed 7 attacks by armored vessels, some mounting 15-inch guns. Dec. 13, 1864, its small garrison of 230 Georgians was overwhelmed by Hazen's Division, 15th Corps [US], which had marched via this road. Its fall opened the Ogeechee to Union vessels which, loaded with supplies for Gen. Sherman's army, had been lying in Tybee Roads and Port Royal Sound. A wharf and depot were built at King's Bridge (on US 17) from which these supplies were distributed to the invading forces.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 015-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 53.4′ N, 81° 15.683′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is on Fort McAllister Road (State Highway 144 Spur) near Bryan Neck Road (State Highway 144), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilpatrick on Bryan Neck (here, next to this
Fort McAllister Marker looking east along Ga-144 Spur image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 3, 2010
2. Fort McAllister Marker looking east along Ga-144 Spur
marker); Richard J. Arnold (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burnt Church Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); George W. McAllister (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Clay Family of Bryan Neck (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Washington Carver School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hardwicke (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. The New Georgia Encyclopedia; Fort McAllister. (Submitted on April 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Ohio Historical Society- William B. Hazen. Hazen’s men participated in William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea. In 1865, Hazen accompanied Sherman on his march through the Carolinas. (Submitted on April 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fort McAllister Marker, intersection State Road 144 Spur and State Road 144 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 3, 2010
3. Fort McAllister Marker, intersection State Road 144 Spur and State Road 144
Fort McAllister Marker, shares location with Kilpatrick on Bryan Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 3, 2010
4. Fort McAllister Marker, shares location with Kilpatrick on Bryan Neck Marker
Gen. William B. Hazen image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Brady-Handy Photograph Collection
5. Gen. William B. Hazen
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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