A Turning Point in Military History
For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications were the United States’ main defense against overseas enemies. However, during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to these forts. The Union army used rifled cannon and compelled the Confederate garrison inside Fort Pulaski to surrender. The siege was a landmark experiment in the history of military science and invention
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You can take in an early game of baseball when visiting Fort Pulaski. Park staff and volunteers often enjoy playing baseball inside the fort, just as Union soldiers did during the Civil War. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia