Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Demilune

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° 01.623    W 080° 53.468
  32.02705    -80.89113333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WMKMFZ
The Demilune Marker  


Surrounded on all sides by the moat, the demilune (literally "half-moon") protected the vulnerable fort entrance. This triangular area was modified in 1872 by the addition of earthen mounds which housed powder magazines. During the Civil War, the demilune was flat and included gun platforms , kitchens, mess rooms, storage areas and a guard house.


The Demilune


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