Fort Pulaski National Monument

Affiliation: 
National / Federal Government
1 Cokesbury Island
31410 Savannah , GA
United States
Georgia US

Overview

For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications were the United States’ main defense against overseas enemies. However, during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to these forts. The Union army used rifled cannon and compelled the Confederate garrison inside Fort Pulaski to surrender. The siege was a landmark experiment in the history of military science and invention.