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

4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle

 
 
4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
1. 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle Marker
Inscription.
Made by Fawcett, Preston and Company (Liverpool, England), this rifle and the others like it came through the blockade on the British steamship Fingall, November 12, 1861. It fired a projectile weighing 24 pounds and had an effective range of about three miles. This gun and the second gun on your right were part of the original Confederate armament of Fort Pulaski.
 
Location. 32° 1.626′ N, 80° 53.381′ 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 inside 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 Parade (here, next to this marker); Brooke Rifle (a few steps from this marker); The Breached Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Breached Wall (within shouting distance of this marker);
4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle Marker
Federal Siege Batteries (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
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 in Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. Marker in Fort Pulaski
The marker is on the carriage of the cannon.
Artillery at Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
4. Artillery at Fort Pulaski
As stated on the marker, the two outside cannon seen here were among the original Confederate armament of Fort Pulaski.
4.5 Inch Blakely Rifles Senn from Outside Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
5. 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifles Senn from Outside Fort Pulaski
The guns containing the marker are seen here from outside of Fort Pulaski. Damage from the Union bombardment of April 10-11, 1862 can still be seen on the exterior walls of the fort.
 
 
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 364 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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