Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Major John B. Gallie
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1806.
Location. 31° 53.4′ N, 81° 11.902′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is on Fort McAllister Road. Located at 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. Capt. John McCrady (a few steps from this marker); Tom Cat (a few steps from this marker); Fort McAllister The Assault From The Rear (a few steps from this marker); Fort McAllister The Naval Bombardments (within shouting distance of this marker); Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville (within shouting 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 . . . Haunted Forts, Fort McAllister. During the second Union assault, the fort’s commander, Major John B. Gallie, was decapitated by a 15 inch Union shell that ricocheted off one of Fort McAllister’s many cannon. Major Gallie was valiantly supervising one of the fort’s 8-inch artillery positions when he was violently dispatched in front of the startled eyes of his comrades in arms. One later report suggested that Major Gallie was “scalped” by the errant Union round while some say the blast “exposed his brains”. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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