View from the Breach Wall, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island, Georgia by Ken Lund

Following the War of 1812, President James Madison ordered a new system of coastal fortifications to protect the United States against foreign invasion. Construction of a fort to protect the port of Savannah began in 1829 under the direction of Major General Babcock, and later Second Lieutenant Robert E. Lee, a recent graduate of West […]

Federal Siege Batteries from Tybee Island, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island, Georgia by Ken Lund

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located between Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. It preserves Fort Pulaski, notable as the place where, during the American Civil War, in 1862, the Union Army successfully tested a rifled cannon. The success of the test rendered brick fortifications obsolete. The fort was also used as a prisoner-of-war camp. The […]

Cockspur Island Lighthouse near Sunset by SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent)

Text from the National Park Service: www.nps.gov/fopu/learn/historyculture/cockspur-light.htm Situated on an islet off the southeastern tip of Cockspur Island marking the South Channel of the Savannah River, the Cockspur Lighthouse is stands twelve miles east of the port of Savannah. The islet, often covered by high tide, is comprised of oyster shells, and marsh grass. Documented […]

Breach Wall and 1862 Artillery Fire, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island, Georgia by Ken Lund

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located between Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. It preserves Fort Pulaski, notable as the place where, during the American Civil War, in 1862, the Union Army successfully tested a rifled cannon. The success of the test rendered brick fortifications obsolete. The fort was also used as a prisoner-of-war camp. The […]

Southeast Bastion, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island, Georgia by Ken Lund

Following the War of 1812, President James Madison ordered a new system of coastal fortifications to protect the United States against foreign invasion. Construction of a fort to protect the port of Savannah began in 1829 under the direction of Major General Babcock, and later Second Lieutenant Robert E. Lee, a recent graduate of West […]