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

The Breached Wall

April 10-11, 1862

 
 
The Breached Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 19, 2008
1. The Breached Wall Marker
Inscription. " The result of this bombardment must cause, I am convinced, a change in the construction of fortification as radical as that foreshadowed in naval architecture by the conflict between the Monitor and Merrimac. No works of stone or brick can resist the impact of rifled artillery of heavy caliber"
Major General David Hunter,
Dept. of the South
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 32° 1.612′ N, 80° 53.364′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Islands Expressway (U.S. 80), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at Fort Pulaski National Monument. 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 walking distance of this marker. Brooke Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Breached Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Siege Batteries (about 300 feet away, measured in
The Breached Wall Marker ,Top left picture image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service
2. The Breached Wall Marker ,Top left picture
"At this angle, the 7.5- foot-thick walls were demolished by Union rifled artillery firing from a mile or more away on Tybee Island. After some 30 hours of bombardment, the Confederates were forced to surrender."
a direct line); Hot Shot Furnace (about 300 feet away); Store House (about 300 feet away); This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
More about this marker. In the upper left is a wartime map of Fort Pulaski, captioned, At this angle, the 7.5-foot-thick walls were demolished by Union rifled artillery firing from a mile or more away on Tybee Island. After some 30 hours of bombardment, the Confederates were forced to surrender.

In the lower left is a photograph of the fort after surrender. The breech was repaired within six weeks after the surrender by troops of the 48th New York Volunteers. Another photo in the upper right is captioned, A few of the 5,275 shots fired can still be seen in the wall.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Pulaski. National Park Service (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
The Breached Wall Marker, Right picture image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service
3. The Breached Wall Marker, Right picture
"A few of the 5,275 shots fired can still be seen in the wall."
The Breached Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
4. The Breached Wall Marker
Artillery damage can still be seen on the unbreached portion of the Fort Pulaski walls.
The Breached Wall Marker. Lower left picture image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service
5. The Breached Wall Marker. Lower left picture
"The breach was repaired within six weeks after the surrender by troops of the 48th New York Volunteers."
The Breached Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 9, 2013
6. The Breached Wall Marker
Federal Siege Batteries image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
7. Federal Siege Batteries
"Thirty-six big guns on Tybee Island, 1 to 1½ miles away, converged their fire on the fort. The bombardment proved that rifled cannon could destroy masonary forts."
Major General David Hunter, Dept. of the South image. Click for full size.
8. Major General David Hunter, Dept. of the South
"No works of stone or brick can resist the impact of rifled artillery of heavy caliber"
Breached Wall image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 9, 2013
9. Breached Wall
Breached Wall image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 9, 2013
10. Breached Wall
Breached Wall image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 9, 2013
11. Breached Wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on March 10, 2013, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   7, 8. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9, 10, 11. submitted on March 10, 2013, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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