Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage
The Phoenix Iron Works of Philadelphia made this carriage for a Parrott rifle (cannon). The weapon fired a 100 pound projectile 8500 yards. Carriage and gun weighed almost 13,000 pounds. In 1978 this carriage was recovered from a long-lost artillery battery found on Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Location. 32° 1.662′ N, 80° 53.42′ 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. This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... (a few steps from this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle (about 300 feet away); German Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Brooke Rifle (about 300 feet away); The Demilune (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 •
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