Historic Markers Across Georgia

Parrott 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° 1.604    W 080° 53.446
  32.02673333    -80.89076666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


On April 10, 1862, German volunteers of the 46th N. Y. Regiment manned this gun and the one on the right. On that date the guns bore down on Fort Pulaski from one of eleven Federal batteries located on Tybee and McQueens Islands. Following their victory over the fort, the troops moved the guns to Cockspur Island for the duration of the war. In the mid- 1960's both guns were recovered near the North Pier.


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