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Photographer: A Turning Point In History Marker
Caption: (Left picture)
Additional Description: This image depicts a 13-inch mortar firing on Fort Pulaski from Battery Stanton. Union leaders mistakenly believed that these 8.5 ton mortars would crush the Confederates
into submission.(Center picture)
The difficulty of moving these heavy pieces from the naval vessels to this area was described by Gen. Gillmore.
Submitted: April 24, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p60617
File Size: 0.066 Megabytes
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