The Parade

The Parade (HM1A69)

Location: Tybee Island, GA 31328 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 1.624', W 80° 53.384'

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The Confederates used earth and a "blindage" of timbers as protection against shot and shells falling within the fort. To reduce casualties from flying debris, the "light colonnade" or veranda roof along the gorge was removed.

Three months after the battle, with the Parade restored, the 48th New York Volunteers stood "on review." Those not on duty in the background found another way to use the Parade. This is one of the first known photographs of baseball being played.

By the time the fort was established as a National Monument in 1924, the Parade was overgrown with vegetation. Restoration would not begin until 1933, when Fort Pulaski became a part of the National Park System.

With the help of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), widespread preservation maintenance was performed during the Great Depression. Remarkably, the only major portion needing complete reconstruction was the veranda roof, dismantled by the Confederates in 1862.
HM NumberHM1A69
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:53pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 510412 N 3543441
Decimal Degrees32.02706667, -80.88973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.624', W 80° 53.384'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 37.44" N, 80° 53' 23.04" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30757 US-80, Tybee Island GA 31328, US
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