Fort Pulaski


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Fort Pulaski

(pəlăs`kē), brick fortification on Cockspur Island, SE Ga., at the mouth of the Savannah River; built 1829–47 by the U.S. government and named for Casimir PulaskiPulaski, Casimir
, Pol. Kazimierz Pułaski , 1745–1779, Polish patriot and military commander in the American Revolution. Born in Podolia of a noble family, he participated with his father in forming (1768) the Confederation of Bar to oppose Russian influence in
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. The fort was seized by Georgia troops during the Civil War in Jan., 1861, but fell to a Union force under Q. A. Gillmore on Apr. 11, 1862, after a two-day bombardment in which the Federals used rifled cannon for the first time in the war; the battle proved the superiority of rifled cannon over masonry forts. Fort Pulaski National Monument was established in 1924 (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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Pulaski, Fort:

see Fort PulaskiFort Pulaski
, brick fortification on Cockspur Island, SE Ga., at the mouth of the Savannah River; built 1829–47 by the U.S. government and named for Casimir Pulaski. The fort was seized by Georgia troops during the Civil War in Jan.
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Rifled artillery reduced the brick and mortar walls of Fort Pulaski, near Hilton Head, S.
Union ships pulverized Fort Pulaski in 1862 and ran past the forts on the Mississippi to take New Orleans.
The story of the siege and reduction of Fort Pulaski has never before been told in such detail.
Savannah, with the fall of Port Royal in 1861 and Fort Pulaski in 1862 to federal forces, never really had a chance to mobilize and thus enjoyed the least war-induced prosperity of Georgia's cities--only its naval yard was of any help to the Confederacy.
Principal battles: Port Royal (South Carolina) (1861); Fort Pulaski (1862); Somerset, Charleston Harbor (1863); Bermuda Hundred, Drewry's Bluff (both near Richmond) (1864).
Dan spearheaded this effort, and his work took him to Cumberland Island National Seashore (GA), Fort Pulaski National Monument (GA), and Timucuan Preserve, Ft.
Born near Shawneetown, Illinois (September 2, 1837); graduated from West Point and commissioned in the Topographical Engineers (1860); promoted to 1st lieutenant (September 1861), he served as chief topographical engineer during the expedition against Port Royal (November 7) and the siege of Fort Pulaski (near Savannah) (March-April 11, 1862); served in George B.

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