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

The Parade

 
 
The Parade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
1. The Parade Marker
Inscription.  
The Confederates used earth and a “blindage” of timbers as protection against shot and shells falling within the fort. To reduce casualties from flying debris, the “light colonnade” or veranda roof along the gorge was removed.

Three months after the battle, with the Parade restored, the 48th New York Volunteers stood “on review.” Those not on duty in the background found another way to use the Parade. This is one of the first known photographs of baseball being played.

By the time the fort was established as a National Monument in 1924, the Parade was overgrown with vegetation. Restoration would not begin until 1933, when Fort Pulaski became a part of the National Park System.

With the help of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), widespread preservation maintenance was performed during the Great Depression. Remarkably, the only major portion needing complete reconstruction was the veranda roof, dismantled by the Confederates in 1862.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker
The Parade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
2. The Parade Marker
is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 32° 1.624′ N, 80° 53.384′ W. Marker was in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker could be reached from Fort Pulaski Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located inside Fort Pulaski. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. Prepared for Battle (here, next to this marker); 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle (here, next to this marker); Brooke Rifle (a few steps from this marker); Shifting Shoreline (a 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.
 
More about this marker. Four photographs of the parade in Fort Pulaski at various times appear on the marker.
 
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
 
Marker inside Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
3. Marker inside Fort Pulaski
The Parade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
4. The Parade Marker
Inside Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
5. Inside Fort Pulaski
The marker can se seen in the center of this photo.
 

More. Search the internet for The Parade.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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