Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission.
Location. 31° 53.4′ N, 81° 11.894′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is on Fort McAllister Road. Located in Fort McAllister State Park, behind visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major John B. Gallie (a few steps from this marker); Capt. John McCrady (a few steps from this marker); Fort McAllister The Assault From The Rear (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort McAllister The Naval Bombardments Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S.S. Nashville (within shouting distance of this marker); Sinking of the CSS "Nashville (Rattlesnake)" (within shouting distance of this marker); Machinery From The C.S.S. Nashville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
Also see . . . The Phantom Feline of the Savannah River Defenses. “Tom Cat” was a coal black cat that was loved and adored by the fort’s defenders. It was reported that “Tom Cat” would run back and forth along the fort’s defenses during the maelstrom of combat. Each time, “Tom Cat” would wager one of his nine lives dodging the wall of lead cannon and musket balls that flew overhead. In the late 1930’s, world famous industrialist Henry Ford took an active interest in the historical preservation of Fort McAllister. Ford purchased the Civil War landmark and invested his own money in the extensive re-construction of this famous fort. Today, Fort McAllister is the best-preserved Civil War era earthen fortification in the South. But like may other Southern historic sites, (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Animals • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,063 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.