Fort Pulaski to Commemorate 152nd Anniversary of Civil War Battle

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Date: April 1, 2014
Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787 ext 104

Fort Pulaski National Monument will host two days of programming from Saturday, April 12 to Sunday, April 13 to commemorate the 152nd Anniversary of the Siege & Reduction of Fort Pulaski.
 
For nearly two months, Union troops erected 36 guns in 11 batteries on the western shore of Tybee Island. The Union cannon on Tybee Island, over a mile away, converged on Fort Pulaski on April 10, 1862. After 30 hours, the brick walls of the Fort were breached, and the Confederate fort surrendered. The historic battle featured the first significant use of rifled artillery against a masonry fort and had international ramifications on the future design and construction of coastal forts.
 
The park will be commemorating this anniversary with special focus tours and living history demonstrations throughout the weekend. Reenactors from the Palmetto Battalion will be available to interact with the public, providing a unique opportunity to experience garrison life of a Confederate Fort Pulaski.
 
Schedule of the Battle of Fort Pulaski 152nd Anniversary Program follows:
 
Saturday, April 12, 2014
 
10:00 AM      Special Program: “The Siege of Fort Pulaski”
11:00 AM      Company Drill & Musket Demonstration
11:30 AM      Mail Call
12:00 PM      Cannon Demonstration
12:30 PM      Sick Call
1:00 PM        Special Program: “The Siege of Fort Pulaski”
2:00 PM        Company Drill & Musket Demonstration
2:30 PM        Pay Call
3:00 PM        Cannon Demonstration
3:30 PM        Special Program: “The Siege of Fort Pulaski”
 
Sunday, April 13, 2014
 
10:30 AM      Special Program: “The Siege of Fort Pulaski”
12:00 PM      Musket Demonstration
1:30 PM        Special Program: “The Siege of Fort Pulaski”
3:00 PM        Musket Demonstration
 
Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $5.00 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free. For more information, please visit the park website 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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