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

Final Resting Place

Fort Pulaski National Monument

 
 
Final Resting Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
1. Final Resting Place Marker
Inscription.  The cemetery at Fort Pulaski marks the final resting place for workers, families, and soldiers. Union and Confederate soldiers, as well as the people who built the fort and supported the troops garrisoned here, once shared this hallowed ground. After the Civil War, the US Army moved the Union troops' remains to Beaufort National Cemetery in South Carolina, but the others remain.

Thirteen unmarked graves contain the remains of Confederate officers from a group known as the "Immortal 600." Some of these 600 Confederate officers were imprisoned at Fort Pulaski from October 1864 to March 1865. Here they endured starvation and sickness during a bitterly cold winter. In March, the survivors were transferred to Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island off the Delaware shore.

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A Union soldier stationed at Fort Pulaski made this drawing of the cemetery showing where different groups were buried.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 1.644′ N, 80° 
Final Resting Place Marker (<i>wide view  cemetery & north side of Fort Pulaski in backround</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
2. Final Resting Place Marker (wide view cemetery & north side of Fort Pulaski in backround)
53.52′ W. Marker is near Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Fort Pulaski Road one mile north of U.S. 80, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at Fort Pulaski National Monument, along the walkway between the Visitor Center and the fort cemetery. 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 walking distance of this marker. Immortal Six Hundred (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Sites of Immortal 600 (within shouting distance of this marker); Guarding the Door (within shouting distance of this marker); Quest for Freedom (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Sheltering Crown (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Ahead! (within shouting distance of this marker); Cisterns of the Construction Village (within shouting distance of this marker); The Waving Girl (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Fort Pulaski Cemetery
 
Also see . . .  The Immortal Six Hundred. In October 1864, Union troops stationed at Fort Pulaski accepted transfer of a group of imprisoned Confederate officers who later became known as The Immortal Six Hundred. On October 23,1864, over 500 tired, ill-clothed,
Fort Pulaski Cemetery (<i>view from near marker • Fort Pulaski in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
3. Fort Pulaski Cemetery (view from near marker • Fort Pulaski in background)
men arrived at Cockspur Island. Early on the emaciated troops received extra rations and were promised extra blankets and clothing. However, despite the best intentions of the fort's command, the prisoners never received sufficient food, blankets or clothes. During the Immortal Six Hundred's incarceration at Fort Pulaski, thirteen prisoners died. The dead were buried on site at Cockspur Island. Most died of dehydration due to dysentery. (Submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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