Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Federal Batteries on Tybee Island
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-60.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 21, 1843.
Location. 32° 0.923′ N, 80° 52.195′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Islands Expressway (U.S. 80) and Catalina Drive, on the right when traveling west on Islands Expressway. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Turning Point In History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Range Artillery Duel (about 500 feet away); Cockspur Island Lighthouse (about 600 feet away); Lazaretto (approx. half a mile away); Fort Screven (approx. 1.4 miles away); 5,275 Shots & Shells in 30 Hours (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Screven District (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Breached Wall (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
Also see . . . National Park Service. On April 10th-11th, 1862, those cannon batteries would fire a new weapon called "Rifled Cannon" at Fort Pulaski and change forever the way the world protected its coastal areas. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. Batteries Facing Fort Pulaski
The Federal batteries facing Fort Pulaski included:
Battery Totten with four 10-inch mortars.
Battery McClellan with two 84-pdr James Rilfes (modified 42-pdr smoothbores) and two 64-pdr James Rifles (modified 32-pdr smoothbores).
Battery Sigel with five 4.2-in Parrott Rifles and 1 48-pdr James Rifle (modified 24-pdr Smoothbore).
Battery Scott with three 10-in Columbiads and one 8-in Columbiad.
Battery Halleck with two 13-in seacoast mortars.
Battery Sherman with three 13-in seacoast mortars.
Battery Burnside with a single 13-in seacoast mortar.
Battery Lincoln with three 8-in Columbiads.
Battery Lyon with three 10-in Columbiads.
Battery Grant with three 13-in seacoast mortars.
Battery Stanton with three 13-in seacoast mortars.
— Submitted May 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,144 times since then and 220 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on December 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4, 5. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.