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Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brooke Rifle

 
 
Brooke Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
1. Brooke Rifle Marker
Inscription.
Cast at the Tredegar Foundary in Richmond, Virginia, this rifled cannon had an effective range of 5 miles and fired a projectile weighing 64 pounds. Designed by a Confederate Naval Officer, it was considered superior to other rifled guns used during the Civil War. This piece, an unusual double-banded specimen, was not part of the armament of the fort but saw action at Thunderbolt Battery, near Savannah.
 
Location. 32° 1.622′ N, 80° 53.379′ 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 (a few steps from this marker); 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle (a few steps from this marker); The Breached Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Breached Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of...
Brooke Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. Brooke Rifle Marker
Marker can be seen on the carriage of the Brooke Rifle cannon.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Siege Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Store House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Brooke Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. Brooke Rifle Marker
The Brooke Rifle (center of photo) is seen here from the outside of Fort Pulaski. Damage from the April 11-12, 1862 bombardment from the Union army is still visible on the fort.
Cannons at Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, Brooke Rif
4. Cannons at Fort Pulaski
The Brooke Rifle marker is in the cannon in the center.
Brooke Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, December 28, 2011
5. Brooke Rifle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page was last revised on November 26, 2016.
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