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

Fort at Play

Fort Pulaski National Monument

 
 
Fort at Play Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
1. Fort at Play Marker
Inscription.  The 48th New York Volunteers garrisoned Fort Pulaski after the Confederates surrendered the fort. On special occasions, soldiers invited guests from Hilton Head to enjoy a day of festivities and games. Sack and wheelbarrow races on the parade ground were often followed by lively music and feasting late into the evening.

When not on duty, some soldiers played baseball on the restored parade ground.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 1.589′ N, 80° 53.424′ 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, inside the fort, beside the boardwalk, overlooking the parade ground from the south 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. Store House (here, next to this marker); Southwest Bastion (a few steps from this marker); The Breached Wall
Marker detail: A regimental band played for special events and recreation. image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: A regimental band played for special events and recreation.
(was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Southwest Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Through the Thick Brick Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Siege Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); A Devastating Bombardment (within shouting distance of this marker); Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Also see . . .  The 48th New York Garrisons Fort Pulaski. The 48th New York Infantry was stationed at Fort Pulaski from June 1862 through May 1863. During their year-long stay, the unit remained vigilant, always prepared for a Confederate counter attack, an attack that never materialized. Their stay was documented in a series of early photographs that are displayed in exhibits throughout the park. (Submitted on May 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSportsWar, US Civil
 
Fort at Play Marker (<i>wide view  looking northeast across the parade grounds</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
3. Fort at Play Marker (wide view looking northeast across the parade grounds)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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