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

The Demilune

 
 
The Demilune Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
1. The Demilune Marker
Inscription.
Surrounded on all sides by the moat, the demilune (literally “half-moon”) protected the vulnerable fort entrance. This triangular area was modified in 1872 by the addition of earthen mounds which housed powder magazines. During the Civil War, the demilune was flat and included gun platforms , kitchens, mess rooms, storage areas and a guard house.
 
Location. 32° 1.622′ N, 80° 53.468′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Fort Pulaski Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at Fort Pulaski National Monument, near the entrance to the fort. 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. German Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Sites of Immortal 600 (within shouting distance of this marker); Immortal Six Hundred (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Bastion (within shouting
The Demilune Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
2. The Demilune Marker
The entrance to Fort Pulaski can be seen in the background.
distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Moat Feeder Canal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
More about this marker. A photograph of soldiers inside Fort Pulaski appears at the top of the marker. The right side of the marker contains a map of the fort entrance indicating the location of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Pulaski National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Marker at Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
3. Marker at Fort Pulaski
The Demilune Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2009
4. The Demilune Marker
Marker from atop of Fort Pulaski (yellow arrow)
The Demilune from inside Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
5. The Demilune from inside Fort Pulaski
Inside Demilune Powder Magazine image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
6. Inside Demilune Powder Magazine
Entrance to the fort as seen from inside the powder magazine of the Demilune.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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