Fort Pulaski National MonumentActing Brigadier General Quincy Adams Gillmore led the Union artillery attack on Fort Pulaski. Because the US Army originally built the fort, he knew its strengths and weaknesses and targeted the angle in front of you. Within range of Tybee Island—where he positioned artillery—it is directly in line with the fort's powder magazine. Gillmore's decision had the desired effect. Rifled artillery solid shots and exploding shells demolished Fort Pulaski's seven and one-half foot thick, solid brick walls during a 30-hour bombardment. Once considered unbreachable, the fort's walls proved no match for the spinning projectiles of this new technology.
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 510390 N 3543332|
|Decimal Degrees||32.02608333, -80.88996667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 1.565', W 80° 53.398'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 1' 33.9" N, 80° 53' 23.88" W|
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