Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Major John B. Gallie
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission.
Location. 31° 53.4′ N, 81° 11.902′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is on Fort McAllister Road. Touch for map. Located at Fort McAllister State Park, behind visitor center. 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. Capt. John McCrady (a few steps from this marker); Tom Cat (a few steps from this marker); Fort McAllister The Assault From The Rear (a few steps from this marker); Fort McAllister The Naval Bombardments (within shouting distance of this marker); Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S.S. Nashville (within shouting distance of this marker); Sinking of the CSS ''Nashville (Rattlesnake)" Machinery From The C.S.S. Nashville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
Also see . . . Haunted Forts, Fort McAllister. During the second Union assault, the fortís commander, Major John B. Gallie, was decapitated by a 15 inch Union shell that ricocheted off one of Fort McAllisterís many cannon. Major Gallie was valiantly supervising one of the fortís 8-inch artillery positions when he was violently dispatched in front of the startled eyes of his comrades in arms. One later report suggested that Major Gallie was “scalped” by the errant Union round while some say the blast “exposed his brains”. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.