Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonel Edward L. Molineaux, 157th N. Y. Volunteers, left a diary describing these casemates. From here, the Quartermaster Department issued bulk supplies to the garrison. During the night of February 25, 1865, seven prisoners, members of the Immortal Six Hundred, emerged from the grate in the floor of Casemate 8. Night after night, they had gradually tunnelled through several underground walls to reach the store house. Slipping out the embrasure into a dense fog, they crossed the moat and fields only to be recaptured at the South Channel wharf. The only escape attempt from the Fort Pulaski prison ended in failure.
Location. 32° 1.59′ N, 80° 53.424′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Fort Pulaski Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located inside Fort Pulaski. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southwest Bastion (a few steps from this marker); Southwest Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Breached Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Siege Batteries Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); German Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moat Feeder Canal (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tybee Island.
Also see . . . Fort Pulaski National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
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