Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Henry Sims Morgan
Corps of Engineers
Class of 1897
U.S. Military Academy
Born October 14, 1874
Drowned August 31, 1898
While attempting to rescue the crew
of bark Noe wrecked in Tybee Roads
Erected 1923 by his Classmates.
Location. 32° 1.294′ N, 80° 50.652′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Tom Lynch Loop. Touch for map. Near Tybee Lighthouse and Fort Screven parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tybee Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Tybee Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Screven Bakery (about 700 feet away); Fort Screven (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Batteries on Tybee Island (approx. 1.6 miles away); A Turning Point In History (approx. 1.6 miles away); Long Range Artillery Duel (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cockspur Island Lighthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
Regarding Henry Sims Morgan. On August 31, 1898, during a terrible hurricane, the
Also see . . . Spanish-American War Fort Ruin, North End Wassaw. The remains of Lt. Morgan's Wassaw Island fort, mentioned in the previous link, are located here. (Submitted on September 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Military • Notable Persons • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,288 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on January 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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