For: Immediate Release
Fenwick remarked, "What better way to honor our veterans of today and yesterday than by honoring our rich tradition of military service that stretches back to the roots of our nation and includes the Civil War era that Fort Pulaksi preserves." 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 to beat back a Confederate attack. That attack never materialized. Their stay was documented, however, in a series of early photographs that today are displayed in exhibits throughout the park. One image shows members of the 48th New York Infantry playing an early game of baseball. This image is thought to be one of the earliest known photographs of America’s favorite pastime.
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. Veterans are eligible for free admission on Sunday, November 11, 2007.
Last updated: April 14, 2015