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

Guarding the Door

Fort Pulaski National Monument

 
 
Guarding the Door Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
1. Guarding the Door Marker
Inscription.  The demilune (French for "half-moon") protected the fort's entrance. During the Civil War, the demilune wall was about waist high with gun platforms on the flat top.

After the Civil War, while Fort Pulaski was still a military post, Army engineers constructed earthen mounds to hold powder magazines.

The demilune as it appears today includes a large mound built in the 1890s to house the control center for mines placed in the North Channel.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 1.626′ N, 80° 53.544′ W. Marker is near Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Fort Pulaski Road one mile north of U.S. 80. Touch for map. Marker is located at Fort Pulaski National Monument, along the walkway between the Visitor Center and the fort, overlooking the west side of the fort. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quest for Freedom (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Freedom Ahead!
Marker detail: Fort Pulaski demilune, circa 1863 image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Fort Pulaski demilune, circa 1863
The demilune enclosed a kitchen, officers’ mess hall, hot shot furnace, and guard house in 1863.
(a few steps from this marker); Sheltering Crown (a few steps from this marker); History of Emancipation: (within shouting distance of this marker); Cisterns of the Construction Village (within shouting distance of this marker); The Waving Girl (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Final Resting Place (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Demilune
 
Categories. ArchitectureForts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Guarding the Door Marker (<i>wide view • demilune & west side of Fort Pulaski in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
3. Guarding the Door Marker (wide view • demilune & west side of Fort Pulaski in background)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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