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

Parrott Rifle

 
 
Parrott Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
1. Parrott Rifle Marker
Inscription.  
On April 10, 1862, German volunteers of the 46th N. Y. Regiment manned this gun and the one on the right. On that date the guns bore down on Fort Pulaski from one of eleven Federal batteries located on Tybee and McQueens Islands. Following their victory over the fort, the troops moved the guns to Cockspur Island for the duration of the war. In the mid – 1960’s both guns were recovered near the North Pier.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 1.604′ N, 80° 53.446′ 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. Southwest Magazine (a few steps from this marker); Southwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); German Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Store House (within shouting distance of this
Marker in Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. Marker in Fort Pulaski
marker); Fort at Play (within shouting distance of this marker); The Demilune (within shouting distance of this marker); Engineering Dry Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Through the Thick Brick Wall (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.) 
 
Parrott Rifle and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. Parrott Rifle and Marker
The Parrott Rifle marker can be seen on the left side of the gun platform.
Parrott Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
4. Parrott Rifle
The marker is located near this cannon, which overlooks the front of Fort Pulaski.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 373 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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