Fort Pulaski


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

See also: National Parks and Monuments (table)National Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.

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
..... Click the link for more information.
. 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

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
, table).

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
The tornado struck just after Fort Pulaski had closed for the day, but two employees were on duty and sought shelter in the demilune, an earthen structure near the entrance of the fort that was originally for storage of gunpowder, and were uninjured.
In this short article we focus on the debris lofted by this tornado at Fort Pulaski. The unique nature of the debris, and the careful work of NPS employees in cataloguing the origin and landing points of the debris, allow for an unusually accurate discussion of the trajectories of heavy tornado debris.
A local storm report confirmed a tornado near Fort Pulaski at 2201 UTC (Fig.
As was the case at Fort Pulaski, vehicles are routinely moved by tornadic winds.
TRAVEL OF DEBRIS AT FORT PULASKI. Four historical markers weighing over 68 kg (150 lb) each were transported by the tornado.
In contrast, the local travel of debris is dominated by the near-tornado wind field and items being centrifuged out of the storm, and this was what occurred at Fort Pulaski. For example, the David Hunter marker and both sections of the Wesley marker appear to be carried with the tornado as it crossed Cockspur Island.
The 23 May 2017 "Tybee tornado" was responsible for $400,000 damage at the Fort Pulaski National Monument in southeast Georgia, closing the site for one month.
Union ships pulverized Fort Pulaski in 1862 and ran past the forts on the Mississippi to take New Orleans.
Georgia state troops occupied Fort Pulaski in January 1861.
By April 10, 1862, there were eleven batteries or thirty-six weapons in place on Tybee Island; five rifled artillery pieces were aimed at Fort Pulaski, about 1,650 yards distant.
The story of the siege and reduction of Fort Pulaski has never before been told in such detail.
Sherman for the expedition against Port Royal, South Carolina (November); commanded the troops besieging Fort Pulaski at Savannah, Georgia, and was brevetted lieutenant colonel after the fort fell (April 11, 1862); as brigadier general of volunteers, he held commands in West Virginia and Kentucky, and was brevetted colonel after his successful action at Somerset, Kentucky (March 30, 1863); commander of X Corps and the Department of the South (June) and undertook, with Adm.

Full browser ?