Veterans Day Weekend 2010
Veterans Day Living History Event
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.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
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.
Did You Know?
By 1860 Fort Pulaski's armament was still not completed and it was not yet garrisoned. As it turned out, before United States troops could occupy the fort, they had to conquer it. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia