• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

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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Fig tree inside Fort Pulaski

The large fig tree inside Fort Pulaski was planted by caretakers of the fort in the early 1900s. The tree continues to produce fruit each summer. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia