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Visiting Fort Pulaski National Monument

In the first half of the 19th century, the United States built dozens of masonry forts along the East and Gulf coasts to protect ports and prevent invading armies from using rivers to move...

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The Capture of Fort Pulaski

After the War of 1812, the United States government began constructing a series of fortifications along the East and Gulf coasts to protect port cities from attack and to prevent strategic rivers from becoming...

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The Civil War in the News: Spring 2012

A sunken Confederate ironclad and a soldier’s arm from Antietam are in the news this spring. CSS Georgia Shipwreck Holds Up Dredging of Savannah Harbor The government is set to deepen the ship channel...

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William T. Sherman’s Christmas Gift of Savannah, Georgia

Major General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea was near an end in mid December 1864.  After capturing Fort McAllister on the Ogeechee River below Savannah, Georgia on December 13th, there was just...