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

Parrott Rifle

 
 
Parrott Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
1. Parrott Rifle Marker
Inscription.
On April 10, 1862, German volunteers of the 46th N. Y. Regiment manned this gun and the one on the right. On that date the guns bore down on Fort Pulaski from one of eleven Federal batteries located on Tybee and McQueens Islands. Following their victory over the fort, the troops moved the guns to Cockspur Island for the duration of the war. In the mid – 1960ís both guns were recovered near the North Pier.
 
Location. 32° 1.604′ N, 80° 53.446′ 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 Magazine (a few steps from this marker); Southwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); German Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Store House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Demilune (within shouting distance of this marker); The Breached Wall (within shouting distance
Marker in Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. Marker in Fort Pulaski
of this marker); Moat Feeder Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Siege Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker). 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
 
Parrott Rifle and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. Parrott Rifle and Marker
The Parrott Rifle marker can be seen on the left side of the gun platform.
Parrott Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
4. Parrott Rifle
The marker is located near this cannon, which overlooks the front of Fort Pulaski.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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