I’ve Got Georgia on My Mind, Part Three: Fort Pulaski.

Pic taken from outside the wall of the fort across the surrounding mote.

We visited Civil War Fort Pulaski near Savannah, Georgia in May 2019. It took 18 years to build the fort and only 30 hours for the northern Union armies to capture it. The main reason for this was that the fort wasn’t built to defend against the more technological advances of weapons in the Civil War. In fact, the large number of casualties during the Civil War was due to the use of outdated tactics against the technological advancements of weaponry during the Civil War as well.

The entrance of Fort Pulaski.
The cannon balls are still lodged in the outside walls of the fort.
Over 5,000 Union Army cannon balls were fired upon the fort in just 30 hours.
A mote completely surrounds the fort.
Amazing story of the battle for Fort Pulaski.
MaryAnn entering Fort Pulaski.
Behind the walls of the fort.
One of the many large cannons defending the fort.
The mote surrounding the fort. Picture taken from the bridge crossing the mote at the entrance.
My favorite picture of Fort Pulaski.
We camped at Warner Robins Air Force Base near Macon, Georgia.
Our campsite at Warner Robins AFB. $20 per night.
MaryAnn and the Traveling Pups visited a small lake near the campground, named after Luna (blonde ears). Peeta (dark ears) is enjoying the grass.
Leaving Warner Robins AFB, a bird of prey flew across our windshield.
Hawk greeted us as we departed Warner Robins AFB.
Quite a large wingspan!

Join us next time when we explore the Native American mounds at Ocmulgee National Monument, Georgia.

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