Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle
Made by Fawcett, Preston and Company (Liverpool, England), this rifle and the others like it came through the blockade on the British steamship Fingall, November 12, 1861. It fired a projectile weighing 24 pounds and had an effective range of about three miles. This gun and the second gun on your right were part of the original Confederate armament of Fort Pulaski.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is November 12, 1861.
Location. 32° 1.626′ N, 80° 53.381′ W. Marker is on 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. Prepared for Battle (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 Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... (within shouting distance of this marker); Through the Thick Brick Wall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.