Historic Markers Across Georgia

Brooke Rifle

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: at Fort Pulaski NM located on Cockspur Island and the end of Fort Pulaski Rd, north of US 80, Savannah, GA.
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 1.622    W 080° 53.379
  32.02703333    -80.88965
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
Brooke Rifle Marker  


Cast at the Tredegar Foundary in Richmond, Virginia, this rifled cannon had an effective range of 5 miles and fired a projectile weighing 64 pounds. Designed by a Confederate Naval Officer, it was considered superior to other rifled guns used during the Civil War. This piece, an unusual double-banded specimen, was not part of the armament of the fort but saw action at Thunderbolt Battery, near Savannah.


Brooke Rifle


More information:
NPS: Fort Pulaski NM
Wikipedia: Fort Pulaski National Monument
Civil War in GA: Federals attack Ft Pulaski
CWSAC: Fort Pulaski