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

This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of...

 
 
This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Stroud, circa June 1999
1. This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... Marker
Inscription.  This Memorial Commemorates the act of Lieutenant Christopher Hussey Of the Montgomery Guards and Private John Latham of the Washington Volunteers, the first volunteer regiment of the State of Georgia. While under fire during the bombardment of April 11,1862, they recovered the Confederate Colors which had been shot down and raised the flag on this parapet.

Erected by The Savannah Chapter United Daughters Of The Confederacy October 9, 1938
 
Erected 1938 by The Savannah Chapter United Daughters Of The Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1900.
 
Location. 32° 1.656′ N, 80° 53.407′ W. Marker is on Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Ft Pulaski Drive, on the right when traveling east. 15 Miles East of Savannah, off Islands Expressway (US 80 East). 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
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are within walking distance of this marker. Hot Shot Furnace (here, next to this marker); Red-hot Shot (a few steps from this marker); Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage (a few steps from this marker); Key to the South (a few steps from this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Changing Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); Prepared for Battle (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
More about this marker. Inside Fort Pulaski at the northeast corner.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Fort Pulaski. National Park Service summary of the battle mentions the actions of Lieutenant Hussey and Private Latham. (Submitted on December 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 2008
2. This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... Marker
Fort Pulaski from the Exterior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, circa 1993
3. Fort Pulaski from the Exterior
This photo was taken from the southeast, looking back at the fort. On the corner closet to the camera, the repaired section of the fort is clear, even in this grainy photo, as a different color tone from the surrounding brick. The flag pole in the center of the fort is close to the location the original was posted at the time of the battle.
Norteast Corner of Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, circa 1993
4. Norteast Corner of Fort Pulaski
Taken from the interior, it was this corner where Lt. Hussey and Pvt. Latham re-posted the colors.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,810 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 16, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on January 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on December 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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