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Fort Pulaski Monument
US Highway 80 East
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Voice: 912-786-5787

Fort Pulaski is located on Cockspur Island just across the bridge from Tybee Island.

Originally the fort was designed to be part of a Coastal Fortification System. Construction began in 1829 and cost $1 million. It took 18 years to finish construction. When the Civil War began, the armament was still not completed. When South Carolina seceded from the Union, Confederate troops were ordered to seize the fort.

Shortly after, the Confederate troops left Tybee Island and Union troops quickly moved in. This allowed the union a position to attack Fort Pulaski. Only 30 hours after the bombardment began, the Confederates surrendered the fort. The fort that had been considered invincible and "as strong as the Rocky Mountains" was breached the first time it was attacked.

Today, it reminds us nothing is invincible. A visit to Fort Pulaski is well worth the time when you are in the Savannah area.

KAT'S VIEW

Today I went to the Fort Pulaski National Monument in Georgia. The fort was used during the Civil War. When the fort was first built the soldiers thought it would be indestructible. It wasn't though. The fort had tons of cannons. A battle from this fort could destroy a man's hearing.

At the fort there was an alligator resting by the moat surrounding the structure. The alligator was at least 12 feet long. There were dark stairs that lead to the top of Fort Pulaski. They weren't dark enough to use a flashlight. There was also an underground region of the fort. It was a lighted path. Nobody uses flashlights any more.



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