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

German Volunteers

 
 
MEMBERSHIP ROLLS of the... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
1. MEMBERSHIP ROLLS of the... Marker
Inscription.
Membership Roll
of the
Officers and Privates
of the
German Volunteers
organized in 1845
who left Savannah
on board the Steam Tug Sampson on Wednesday
the 24th of January 1861, to garrison
Fort Pulaski
John H. Stegin, Captain
Anthony Basler, 1st Lieut. Claus Werner.2nd Lieut.
Chas. A.H. Umbach, Ensign
George L. Lang, Orderly Sergt. A. Scheideman, 2nd Sergt.
J. Asendorf, 3rd Sergt. J. Johnson 4th Sergt.
A. Thieme, 1st Corpl. F. Meinieke, 2nd Corpl.
D. Draun, 3rd Corpl. C.H. Muller, 4th Corpl.
Henry Blun, Quartermaster
PRIVATES
H. Beenken F. Hanson H. Roggentin V. Bassler J. Herschbach J. E. Rutzler G. Beinkampen J. Kaiser H. Rockenor C. Borger F. Kuck D. Roos N. B. Borchers T. Kohlmann H. Sulter J. Dressler J. Lenzer G. Stegmeyer G. Drudeke J. Lorch V. Schnell C. Ehrlers F. Lachler A. Stiefvater J. Fleck J. Mehrtens J. Schwarz W. Frank C. Merken C. Weigand W. Fischer J. H. Mehrtens N. Wolf C. Hartman E.D. Meyer G. Wittschen H. Henges J.R. Meyer G. Wellbrook M. Helmken T. Miller J. Warch F. Henes G. Morris J. Westing J.Prusch
Cannon View image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
2. Cannon View

 
Erected 1941.
 
Location. 32° 1.623′ N, 80° 53.456′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Islands Parkway (U.S. 80). Touch for map. At the main sallyport for Fort Pulaski. 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. The Demilune (a few steps from this marker); Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Store House (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Sites of Immortal 600 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moat Feeder Canal (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Regarding German Volunteers. In April, 1862; Colonel Olmstead, with Company H (the Oglethorpe Light Infantry) and four companies from other commands, defended Fort Pulaski against the Federals under Gen. David Hunter, but was forced to surrender. The prisoners were soon exchanged and in service again. A detachment from this regiment also served at Battery Wagner in 1863. The
Cannon at Ft Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
3. Cannon at Ft Pulaski
First volunteer regiment under Colonel Olmstead was sent to Dalton in May, 1864, and served thenceforth in the army of Tennessee until the surrender in North Carolina, April 26, 1865.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service. An estimated 25 million bricks were used to construct Fort Pulaski. Many of the bricks, known as Savannah Gray, were handmade at the Hermitage Plantation on the Savannah River. Other bricks arrived from Virginia and Maryland. (Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia ) (Submitted on January 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
4. Cannons
Parade Field with a Howitzer on display image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
5. Parade Field with a Howitzer on display
View from the outside ; "Business End " image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
6. View from the outside ; "Business End "
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,657 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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