Travel Back to Summer 1861 with Fort Pulaski

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Date: August 24, 2015
Contact: Joel Cadoff, (912) 786-5787 X 105

Commemorate Labor Day Weekend with a Special Living History Event

SAVANNAH –Travel back to late summer 1861 as Fort Pulaski National Monument hosts a special living history event. Living historians will garrison a Confederate Fort Pulaski on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 & 6 and will recreate many aspects of daily life at the Civil War post. A variety of programs will be offered throughout the weekend allowing visitors the chance to learn about Fort Pulaski as preparations were made to defend Savannah and the young confederacy. 

The fort will be garrisoned by living historians portraying the 1st Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry. This regiment was composed of pre-war volunteer militia companies of the Savannah area. Mustered into service in May or June of 1861, the regiment garrisoned the fort until April 1862. Join us as the men of Fort Pulaski prepare for the war. You'll bear witness such activities like the mounting of the guard, bayonet drill, musket firings, cannon firings, and more. 


Event Schedule: 
Saturday, September 5, 2015 

9:30 am –Sick Call –examination of soldiers to be fit for duty 
10:00 am –Morning Parade –Colors to be raised directly following 
10:30 am –Infantry Drill 
11:00 am –Musket Firing Demonstration 
11:30 pm –Cannon Firing Demonstration 
12:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour 
1:00 pm –Formation of Soldiers 
1:15 pm –Pay Call 
1:45 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration 
2:15 pm –Cannon Firing Demonstration 
3:00 pm –Bayonet Drill 
3:30 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration 

Event Schedule:
Sunday, September 6, 2015 

9:30 am –Sick Call –examination of soldiers to be fit for duty 
9:45 am –Morning Parade –Colors to be raised directly following 
10:30 am –Church Call 
11:30 am –Musket Firing Demonstration 
12:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour 
1:00 pm –Formation of soldiers 
1:30 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration 
2:00 pm –Mail Call 
2:45 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration 
3:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour 

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. For more information, please visit the website of Fort Pulaski National Monument at www.nps.gov/fopu or call (912) 786-5787. You can also follow the park on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS. 

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Last updated: August 27, 2015

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P.O. Box 30757
Savannah, GA 31410

Phone:

(912) 786-8182

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