Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Position of the Monitors
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission.
Location. 31° 53.492′ N, 81° 11.75′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker can be reached from Fort McAllister Road. Touch for map. Located in Fort McAllister State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Obstruction of River (here, next to this marker); Damage From Naval Bombardments (a few steps from this marker); Columbiad (a few steps from this marker); Cheves' Rice Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Nicholas Clinch (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Gallie's Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Land Mines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tom Cat (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
Also see . . . Haunted Forts - Ft MCallister. On February 1, 1863, the U.S.S. Montauk and several wooden support craft returned to Fort McAllister determined to win the day. During the first attack, both sides traded numerous volleys of cannon fire with pretty much the same results as experienced in the previous attack in January 1863. It was reported that the U.S.S. Montauk was struck 48 times during this engagement causing little more that slight dents and dings in the ships armor. (Submitted on October 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.