Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Turning Point In History
The Reduction of Fort Pulaski
—The Battery —
No eye except an eye-witness can form any but a faint conception of the Herculean labor by which mortars of eight and one half tons and columbiads...were moved in the dead of night, over a narrow causeway, bordered by swamps on either side, and liable at any moment to be over turned and buried in mud beyond reach."
"Two hundred and fifty men were barely sufficient to move a single piece, on sling carts. They were not allowed to speak above a whisper, and were guided by the notes of a whistle."
Erected by Fort Pulaski National Monument U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
Location. 32° 0.97′ N, 80° 52.231′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Battery Park/Catalina Drive near US 80/ Ga 26, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 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 Long Range Artillery Duel (within shouting distance of this marker); Cockspur Island Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Batteries on Tybee Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lazaretto (approx. half a mile away); The Breached Wall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Federal Siege Batteries (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brooke Rifle (approx. 1.4 miles away); 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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