—— 10 Mi. →Situated at Genesis Point, 10 miles east on the right bank of the Great Ogeechee River below the "lost town" of Hardwick, this fort was the right of the exterior line designed for the defense of Savannah. It denied the use of the river to Union vessels, protected King`s Bridge (2.5 miles north) and the Savannah and Gulf (ACL) R.R. bridge 2 miles below, and preserved the river plantations from Union raids. Built 1861-62 to guard the `back door` to Savannah, during 1862-63 it repulsed with minor losses seven attacks by armored vessels, some mounting 15-inch guns.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 1:16am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 470494 N 3534895|
|Decimal Degrees||31.94963333, -81.31220000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 56.978', W 81° 18.732'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 56' 58.68" N, 81° 18' 43.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||229, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9878 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill GA 31324, US|
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