• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

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.  

Did You Know?

Cockspur Lighthouse

The present Cockspur Lighthouse dates from 1856. The lighthouse survived the Civil War despite being in direct line of fire during the battle for Fort Pulaski in 1862. Finally extingushed in 1909, the lighthouse was relit in 2007. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia