Fort McAllister

Fort McAllister (HMJMR)

Location: Richmond Hill, GA 31324 Bryan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 53.4', W 81° 15.683'

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← 4.5 mi.—?

East 4.5 miles, on Great Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister was built 1861-62 to guard the "back door" to Savannah. During 1862-63, it repulsed 7 attacks by armored vessels, some mounting 15-inch guns. Dec. 13, 1864, its small garrison of 230 Georgians was overwhelmed by Hazen's Division, 15th Corps [US], which had marched via this road. Its fall opened the Ogeechee to Union vessels which, loaded with supplies for Gen. Sherman's army, had been lying in Tybee Roads and Port Royal Sound. A wharf and depot were built at King's Bridge (on US 17) from which these supplies were distributed to the invading forces.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number015-5
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 10:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 475281 N 3528272
Decimal Degrees31.89000000, -81.26138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.4', W 81° 15.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 24.00" N, 81° 15' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)229, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3424 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill GA 31324, US
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