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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMCD8_fort-screven_Tybee-Island-GA.html
Has been placed on theNational Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMay 25, 1982
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMBYT_a-turning-point-in-history_Tybee-Island-GA.html
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 …
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Cockspur Island saw one more military use after the War Between the States. During the Spanish American War, a small force wasgarrisoned here to protect the river mouth.They operated the controls for electricmines in the Savannah River, and manned…
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On April 13, 1862, following the Union capture of Ft. Pulaski during the Civil War, Maj. Gen. David Hunter issued General Orders No. 7 freeing those enslaved at the fort and on Cockspur Island. Hunter, an abolitionist advocating the enlistment of …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8XS_the-tybrisa-pavilion-ii_Tybee-Island-GA.html
The Tybrisa Pavilion IIThe Tybrisa Pavilion stood for three-quarters of a century as a landmark on the South Atlantic Ocean. Built in 1891 by the Central of Georgia Railroad, it became a well known destination for day-trippers and seasonal visitor…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8K1_the-breached-wall_Tybee-Island-GA.html
" The result of this bombardment mustcause, I am convinced, a change in theconstruction of fortification as radicalas that foreshadowed in naval architecture by the conflict between the Monitor andMerrimac. No works of stone or brick can resist th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8J3_moat-feeder-canal_Tybee-Island-GA.html
In wartime the moat was filled with water from the South Channel of the SavannahRiver. This feeder canal featured stop-lockgates which provided water control andaccess to small barges bringing supplies tothe fort. When filled from this ditch, them…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8J1_cisterns-of-the-construction-village_Tybee-Island-GA.html
Robert E. Lee, newly graduated from theUnited States Military Academy at WestPoint, joined Major Samuel Babcock of theArmy Corps of Engineers in 1829 to beginwork on building a construction village on this site. Two years later Lee transferred toH…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8GA_fort-screven-bakery_Tybee-Island-GA.html
Activated just prior to the Spanish-American War and inactivated at the close of World War II, Fort Screven served as a military post for almost 50 years. During that time, Fort Screven was a coast artillery installation, an infantry post, Distric…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8D4_lazaretto_Tybee-Island-GA.html
After the repeal of the anti-slavery provision in the Charter of the Colony of Georgia on 1749, an act permitting the importation of slaves ordered the erection of a Lazaretto (Quarantine Station) on Tybee Island. Not until 1767 were 104 acres pur…
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