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

Store House

 
 
Store House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
1. Store House Marker
Inscription.  
Colonel Edward L. Molineaux, 157th N. Y. Volunteers, left a diary describing these casemates. From here, the Quartermaster Department issued bulk supplies to the garrison. During the night of February 25, 1865, seven prisoners, members of the Immortal Six Hundred, emerged from the grate in the floor of Casemate 8. Night after night, they had gradually tunnelled through several underground walls to reach the store house. Slipping out the embrasure into a dense fog, they crossed the moat and fields only to be recaptured at the South Channel wharf. The only escape attempt from the Fort Pulaski prison ended in failure.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 25, 1774.
 
Location. 32° 1.59′ N, 80° 53.424′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Fort Pulaski Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located inside 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. Fort at Play (here, next to this marker); Southwest Bastion (a
Store House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. Store House Marker
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few steps from this marker); Southwest Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Through the Thick Brick Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Siege Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); A Devastating Bombardment (within shouting distance of this marker); Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); 5,275 Shots & Shells in 30 Hours (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Pulaski National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Store House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. Store House Marker
Inside the Store House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
4. Inside the Store House
Marker in Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
5. Marker in Fort Pulaski
The Store House and marker can be seen in the center of the photo, just above the soldier.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 14 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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Jul. 4, 2022