Historic Markers Across Georgia

Moat Feeder Canal

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° 01.586    W 080° 53.472
  32.02643333    -80.8912
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WMKMA2
Moat Feeder Canal Marker  


In wartime the moat was filled with water from the South Channel the Savannah River. This feeder canal featured stop-lock gates which provided water control and access to small barges bringing supplies to the fort. When filled from this ditch, the moat formed an effective barrier to hinder the approach of infantry.


Moat Feeder Canal


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

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