Historic Markers Across Georgia

Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage

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° 1.662    W 080° 53.42
  32.0277    -80.89033333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage Marker  


The Phoenix Iron Works of Philadelphia made this carriage for a Parrott rifle (cannon). The weapon fired a 100 pound projectile 8500 yards. Carriage and gun weighed almost 13,000 pounds. In 1978 this carriage was recovered from a long-lost artillery battery found on Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge.


Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage


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