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

Brooke Rifle

 
 
Brooke Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
1. Brooke Rifle Marker
Inscription.  
Cast at the Tredegar Foundary in Richmond, Virginia, this rifled cannon had an effective range of 5 miles and fired a projectile weighing 64 pounds. Designed by a Confederate Naval Officer, it was considered superior to other rifled guns used during the Civil War. This piece, an unusual double-banded specimen, was not part of the armament of the fort but saw action at Thunderbolt Battery, near Savannah.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 1.622′ N, 80° 53.379′ 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. Prepared for Battle (here, next to this marker); 4.5 Inch Blakely 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
Brooke Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. Brooke Rifle Marker
Marker can be seen on the carriage of the Brooke Rifle cannon.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Through the Thick Brick Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); A Devastating Bombardment (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 North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Brooke Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. Brooke Rifle Marker
The Brooke Rifle (center of photo) is seen here from the outside of Fort Pulaski. Damage from the April 11-12, 1862 bombardment from the Union army is still visible on the fort.
Cannons at Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
4. Cannons at Fort Pulaski
The Brooke Rifle marker is mounted to the cannon in the center.
Brooke Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, December 28, 2011
5. Brooke Rifle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on November 26, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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