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

The Parade

 
 
The Parade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
1. The Parade Marker
Inscription.  
The Confederates used earth and a “blindage” of timbers as protection against shot and shells falling within the fort. To reduce casualties from flying debris, the “light colonnade” or veranda roof along the gorge was removed.

Three months after the battle, with the Parade restored, the 48th New York Volunteers stood “on review.” Those not on duty in the background found another way to use the Parade. This is one of the first known photographs of baseball being played.

By the time the fort was established as a National Monument in 1924, the Parade was overgrown with vegetation. Restoration would not begin until 1933, when Fort Pulaski became a part of the National Park System.

With the help of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), widespread preservation maintenance was performed during the Great Depression. Remarkably, the only major portion needing complete reconstruction was the veranda roof, dismantled by the Confederates in 1862.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
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Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 32° 1.624′ N, 80° 53.384′ W. Marker was on Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker could be reached from Fort Pulaski Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located inside Fort Pulaski. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. Prepared for Battle (here, next to this marker); 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle (here, next to this marker); Brooke Rifle (a few steps from this marker); Shifting Shoreline (a few steps from this marker); The Breached Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Red-hot Shot (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
More about this marker. Four photographs of the parade
The Parade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
2. The Parade Marker
in Fort Pulaski at various times appear on the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Pulaski National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker inside Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
3. Marker inside Fort Pulaski
The Parade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
4. The Parade Marker
Inside Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
5. Inside Fort Pulaski
The marker can se seen in the center of this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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