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

German Volunteers

 
 
German Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 1, 2008
1. German Volunteers Marker
Inscription.  
Membership Roll
of the
Officers and Privates
of the
German Volunteers
organized in 1845
who left Savannah
on board the Steam Tug Sampson on Wednesday
the 24th of January 1861, to garrison
Fort Pulaski
John H. Stegin, Captain
Anthony Basler, 1st Lieut. • Claus Werner.2nd Lieut.
Chas. A.H. Umbach, Ensign
George L. Lang, Orderly Sergt. • A. Scheideman, 2nd Sergt.
J. Asendorf, 3rd Sergt. • J. Johnson 4th Sergt.
A. Thieme, 1st Corpl. • F. Meinieke, 2nd Corpl.
D. Draun, 3rd Corpl. • C.H. Muller, 4th Corpl.
Henry Blun, Quartermaster

Privates
H. Beenken • F. Hanson • H. Roggentin • V. Bassler • J. Herschbach • J. E. Rutzler • G. Beinkampen • J. Kaiser • H. Rockenor • C. Borger • F. Kuck • D. Roos • N. B. Borchers • T. Kohlmann • H. Sulter • J. Dressler • J. Lenzer • G. Stegmeyer • G. Drudeke • J. Lorch • V. Schnell • C. Ehrlers • F. Lachler • A. Stiefvater • J. Fleck • J. Mehrtens • J. Schwarz • W. Frank • C. Merken • C. Weigand • W. Fischer • J. H. Mehrtens
German Volunteers Marker and a nearby cannon image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 1, 2008
2. German Volunteers Marker and a nearby cannon
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• N. Wolf • C. Hartman • E.D. Meyer • G. Wittschen • H. Henges • J.R. Meyer • G. Wellbrook • M. Helmken • T. Miller • J. Warch • F. Henes • G. Morris • J. Westing • J.Prusch
 
Erected 1941.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is January 24, 1861.
 
Location. 32° 1.623′ N, 80° 53.456′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Islands Parkway (U.S. 80). At the main sallyport for Fort Pulaski. 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 distance of this marker. The Demilune (a few steps from this marker); Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Changing Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Engineering Dry Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Store House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Regarding German Volunteers. In April, 1862; Colonel Olmstead, with Company H (the Oglethorpe Light Infantry) and four companies from other commands,
Cannon at Ft Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
3. Cannon at Ft Pulaski
defended Fort Pulaski against the Federals under Gen. David Hunter, but was forced to surrender. The prisoners were soon exchanged and in service again. A detachment from this regiment also served at Battery Wagner in 1863. The First volunteer regiment under Colonel Olmstead was sent to Dalton in May, 1864, and served thenceforth in the army of Tennessee until the surrender in North Carolina, April 26, 1865.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service. An estimated 25 million bricks were used to construct Fort Pulaski. Many of the bricks, known as Savannah Gray, were handmade at the Hermitage Plantation on the Savannah River. Other bricks arrived from Virginia and Maryland. (Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia ) (Submitted on January 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
4. Cannons
Parade Field with a Howitzer on display image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
5. Parade Field with a Howitzer on display
View from the outside the fort image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 1, 2008
6. View from the outside the fort
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,798 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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