Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Federal Batteries on Tybee Island
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-60.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 0.923′ N, 80° 52.195′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Islands Expressway 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 crow flies. A Turning Point In History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Range Artillery Duel (about 500 feet away); Cockspur Island Lighthouse (about 600 feet away); Lazaretto (approx. half a mile away); Fort Screven (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Breached Wall (approx. 1.4 miles away); Federal Siege Batteries (approx. 1.4 miles away); Brooke Rifle (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service. On April 10th-11th, 1862, those cannon batteries would fire a new weapon called "Rifled Cannon" at Fort Pulaski and change forever the way the world protected its coastal areas. Within 30 hours, the rifled guns had such a devastating effect on the brick fort that it was surrendered and all forts like Pulaski were considered obsolete. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Battery Park. (PDF) details of the future plans for Battery Park. (Submitted on May 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
The Federal batteries facing Fort Pulaski included:
Battery Totten with four 10-inch mortars.
Battery McClellan with two 84-pdr James Rilfes (modified 42-pdr smoothbores) and two 64-pdr James Rifles (modified 32-pdr smoothbores).
Battery Sigel with five 4.2-in Parrott Rifles and 1 48-pdr James Rifle (modified 24-pdr Smoothbore).
Battery Scott with three 10-in Columbiads and one 8-in Columbiad.
Battery Halleck with two 13-in seacoast mortars.
Battery Sherman with three 13-in seacoast mortars.
Battery Burnside with a single 13-in seacoast mortar.
Battery Lincoln with three 8-in Columbiads.
Battery Lyon with three 10-in Columbiads.
Battery Grant with three 13-in seacoast mortars.
Battery Stanton with three 13-in seacoast mortars.
— Submitted May 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Categories. • Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,760 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on December 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4, 5. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.