Veterans Day Weekend 2010

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Date: October 9, 2010

Veterans Day Living History Event
November 13-14, 2010

Fort Pulaski National Monument will host a special two-day Civil War living history encampment on November 13-14. The event will honor our nation’s veterans by offering a full schedule of activities inside the fort. The 48th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment will recreate many aspects of daily life at a major Civil War-era post. A variety of programs will be offered throughout the weekend allowing visitors to learn about military inspections, mail calls, bayonet drills, barracks life, and infantry drills. A special military salute to veterans will be offered at 4 PM on Saturday.

The 48th New York Infantry was stationed at Fort Pulaski from June 1862 through May 1863. During their year-long stay the unit remained vigilant, always prepared for a Confederate counter attack, an attack that never materialized. Their stay was documented, however, in a series of early photographs that today are displayed in exhibits throughout the park.


Saturday, November 13, 2010 
8:30am – NCO Barracks Inspection 
9:00am – Inspect Guard 
10:00am – Company Drill 
11:00am – Knapsack Inspection 
12:00pm – Guided Fort Tour 
1:00pm – Mail Call & Pay Call 
2:00pm – Musket Demonstration 
3:00pm – Bayonet Drill 
4:00pm – Salute to Veteran's Day 

Sunday, November 14, 2010
8:30am – Mount Guard
9:00am – Clean Barracks
10:00am – Barracks Inspection
11:00am – Company Drill
12:00pm – Guided Fort Tour
1:00pm – Rounders
2:00pm – March out of Fort
3:00pm – Guided Fort Tour

Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $3 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free.  

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