Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Sinking of the CSS "Nashville (Rattlesnake)"
Early on the 28th, "Montauk" anchored near the fort and within 1200 yards of "Nashville (Rattlesnake)". She opened fire with 11-inch and 15-inch guns while her escort shelled the fort. Fires broke out and shortly "Nashville" was aflame fore and aft. At 9:20 her pivot gun burst, at 9:40 her funnel went by the board, and at 9:55 her magazine exploded, shattering her into smoking ruins.
Although undamaged by direct hits from the fort's guns, "Montauk"
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 015-7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 31° 53.384′ N, 81° 11.937′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker can be reached from Fort McAllister Road. Located behind the Visitor Center along the path to Fort McAllister. 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. Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville (a few steps from this marker); C.S.S. Nashville (a few steps from this marker); Fort McAllister The Naval Bombardments (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort McAllister The Assault From The Rear (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. John McCrady (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John B. Gallie (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Cat (within shouting distance of this marker); Machinery From The C.S.S. Nashville Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
Also see . . . Our Georgia History; Fort McAllister. Upon investigation the Federal forces surmised the Rattlesnake's problem and prepared to finish her off... (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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