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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Spiral staircases allow visitors access to the top of Fort Pulaski. The massive granite stones balance on one another with no center pole for support. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia