The Fort Prepares for Battle

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Date: April 1, 2016
Contact: Joel Cadoff, (912) 786-5787 X1208

Commemorate the Siege of Fort Pulaski with a Special Living History Event

SAVANNAH– Travel back to the eve of battle as Fort Pulaski National Monument hosts a special living history event to commemorate the 154thanniversary of the Battle for Fort Pulaski. Living historians will garrison the fort on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 & 10, 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 the preparations made to defend Confederate Savannah in the hours leading up to the 1862 bombardment.  

The fort will be garrisoned by living historians portraying the 1stRegiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry. This regiment was composed of pre-war volunteer militia companies of the Savannah area. Mustered into service in the summer of 1861, the regiment garrisoned the fort until its surrender on April 11, 1862. Join us as the men of Fort Pulaski prepare for the war. You’ll witness activities like the mounting of the guard, company drill, musket firings, cannon firings, and more.  

Event Schedule
Saturday, April 9, 2016

9:30 a.m. – Sick Call – examination of soldiers to be fit for duty
10:00 a.m. – Morning Parade – Colors to be raised directly following
10:30 a.m. – Infantry Drill
11:00 a.m. – Musket Firing Demonstration11:30 p.m. – Cannon Firing Demonstration

12:00 p.m. – Guided Fort Tour

1:00 p.m. – Formation of Soldiers
1:15 p.m. – Pay Call
1:30 p.m. – Music with Three Fold Chord A Capella
2:00 p.m. – Cannon Firing Demonstration
2:30 p.m. – Company Drill
3:00 p.m. – Musket Firing Demonstration
4:00 p.m. – Garrison Colors to be lowered

Sunday, April 10, 2016
9:30 a.m. – Sick Call – examination of soldiers to be fit for duty
9:45 a.m. – Morning Parade – Colors to be raised directly following
10:30 a.m. – Church Call
11:30 a.m. – Musket Firing Demonstration

12:00 p.m. – Guided Fort Tour

1:00 p.m. – Formation of soldiers
1:15 p.m. – Mail Call
1:45 p.m. – Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00 p.m. – Guided Fort Tour

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

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Last updated: April 7, 2016

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