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

Guarding the Door

Fort Pulaski National Monument

 
 
Guarding the Door Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
1. Guarding the Door Marker
Inscription.  The demilune (French for "half-moon") protected the fort's entrance. During the Civil War, the demilune wall was about waist high with gun platforms on the flat top.

After the Civil War, while Fort Pulaski was still a military post, Army engineers constructed earthen mounds to hold powder magazines.

The demilune as it appears today includes a large mound built in the 1890s to house the control center for mines placed in the North Channel.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureForts and CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 1.626′ N, 80° 53.544′ 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, along the walkway between the Visitor Center and the fort, overlooking the west side of the fort. 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
Marker detail: Fort Pulaski demilune, circa 1863 image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Fort Pulaski demilune, circa 1863
The demilune enclosed a kitchen, officers’ mess hall, hot shot furnace, and guard house in 1863.
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distance of this marker. Freedom Ahead! (a few steps from this marker); Sheltering Crown (a few steps from this marker); History of Emancipation: (within shouting distance of this marker); Cisterns of the Construction Village (within shouting distance of this marker); The Waving Girl (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Final Resting Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Cockspur Island Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 Demilune
 
Guarding the Door Marker (<i>wide view • demilune & west side of Fort Pulaski in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
3. Guarding the Door Marker (wide view • demilune & west side of Fort Pulaski in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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