Fort Pulaski National MonumentApril 10, 1862: The Confederates refused a formal demand to surrender because enemy guns were a mile away—more than twice the effective range of heavy artillery of the day. When Union troops opened fire, their new rifled cannons fired spinning projectiles that bored through the masonry walls with alarming effect. By noon on the second day, the southeast angle gapped open and continued bombardment threatened the main powder magazine. Realizing the hopelessness of the situation, the Confederate commander surrendered.
|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 510382 N 3543370|
|Decimal Degrees||32.02643333, -80.89005000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 1.586', W 80° 53.403'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 1' 35.16" N, 80° 53' 24.18" W|
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