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

Prepared for Battle

Fort Pulaski National Monument

 
 
Prepared for Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
1. Prepared for Battle Marker
Inscription.  In early 1862, Confederate soldiers used earth and timbers to create a blindage. The blindage created a covered walkway to protect troops against incoming shot and shells. They also dug ditches in the parade ground to catch rolling cannon shot.

Part of the blindage has been re-created to your right.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 1.623′ N, 80° 53.384′ 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. Marker is located at Fort Pulaski National Monument, inside the fort, along the walkway at the east apex of the parade grounds. Touch for map. 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. The Parade (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle (here, next to this marker); Brooke Rifle (here, next to this marker); Shifting Shoreline (a
Prepared for Battle Marker<br>(<i>tall view  parade ground on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
2. Prepared for Battle Marker
(tall view parade ground on left)
few steps from this marker); The Breached Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Red-hot Shot (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Breached Wall (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ). 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 Battle for Fort Pulaski
 
Also see . . .  Battle for Fort Pulaski. In early 1862, Fort Pulaski was considered invincible. Its 7-1/2-foot solid brick walls were backed with massive piers of masonry. The broad waters of the Savannah River and wide swampy marshes surrounded the fort on all sides. Ships of the Navy could not safely come within effective range of this citadel, and there was no firm ground on which land batteries could be erected nearer than Tybee Island, from 1 to 2-1/2 miles away. All previous military experience had taught that beyond a distance of 700 yards smoothbore guns and mortars would have little chance to break through
Prepared for Battle Marker (<i>wide view  marker at center  blindage exhibit on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
3. Prepared for Battle Marker (wide view marker at center blindage exhibit on left)
heavy masonry walls. (Submitted on May 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Parade Grounds, Blindage & Rampart (<i>view looking north from atop rampart</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
4. Parade Grounds, Blindage & Rampart (view looking north from atop rampart)
 

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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 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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