A Turning Point In History

A Turning Point In History (HMBYT)

Location: Tybee Island, GA 31328 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 0.97', W 80° 52.231'

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The Reduction of Fort Pulaski

— The Battery —

This island became the "platform" on whichthe Union Army mounted 36 pieces of heavyartillery in early 1862. The bombardment thatbegan on April 10 led to the surrender of Fort Pulaski 30 hours later. The placement ofthese batteries can be found on the map above.

No eye except an eye-witness can form any but a faint conception of the Herculean laborby which mortars of eight and one half tonsand columbiads...were moved in the dead ofnight, over a narrow causeway, bordered byswamps on either side, and liable at any moment to be over turned and buried in mudbeyond reach."

"Two hundred and fifty men were barelysufficient to move a single piece, on slingcarts. They were not allowed to speak abovea whisper, and were guided by the notes ofa whistle."
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Placed ByFort Pulaski National Monument U.S. Dept. of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 8:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 512228 N 3542234
Decimal Degrees32.01616667, -80.87051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 0.97', W 80° 52.231'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 0' 58.20" N, 80° 52' 13.86" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-23 Catalina Dr, Tybee Island GA 31328, US
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