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

Federal Siege Batteries

 
 
Federal Siege Batteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
1. Federal Siege Batteries Marker
Inscription.  

Thirty-six big guns on Tybee Island, 1 to 1½ miles away, converged their fire on the fort. The bombardment proved that rifled cannon could destroy masonry forts.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 1.585′ N, 80° 53.406′ 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. A Devastating Bombardment (here, next to this marker); Through the Thick Brick Wall (here, next to this marker); Fort at Play (within shouting distance of this marker); Store House (within shouting distance of this marker); 5,275 Shots & Shells in 30 Hours (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Magazine (within
Federal Siege Batteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. Federal Siege Batteries Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Shifting Shoreline (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
More about this marker. The marker contains a picture of a cannon and the Union batteries on Tybee Island along with their firing trajectories towards Fort Pulaski. The batteries include Battery Stanton, Battery Grant, Battery Lyon, Battery Lincoln, Battery Burnside, Battery Sherman, Battery Halleck, Battery Scott, Battery Sigel, Battery McClellan and Battery Totten.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Pulaski National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. Marker in Fort Pulaski
The marker is on the wall on the right of the cannon.
Federal Siege Batteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
4. Federal Siege Batteries Marker
This view shows the location of the Union batteries that fired on Fort Pulaski April 10-11, 1862.
Damage from Federal Batteries image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
5. Damage from Federal Batteries
The damage done by the Union bombardment of 1862 can still be seen on Fort Pulaski.
Fort Pulaski Artillery Damage image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
6. Fort Pulaski Artillery Damage
This photo shows where the wall of Fort Pulaski was breached on April 11, 1862 and was subsequently repaired.
Site of Federal Siege Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
7. Site of Federal Siege Battery
The center of the line of Federal Batteries was located at this position during the bombardment of Fort Pulaski.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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