Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
4.5 Inch Blakely Riﬂe
Made by Fawcett, Preston and Company (Liverpool, England), this rifle and the others like it came through the blockade on the British steamship Fingall, November 12, 1861. It fired a projectile weighing 24 pounds and had an effective range of about three miles. This gun and the second gun on your right were part of the original Confederate armament of Fort Pulaski.
Location. 32° 1.626′ N, 80° 53.381′ 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. The Parade (here, next to this marker); Brooke Rifle (a few steps from this marker); The Breached Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Breached Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Siege Batteries (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage (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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