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Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savanna

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savanna

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  • Date Posted: Nov 5, 2006
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As we drove through Savanna in the late afternoon, we decided to visit the famed Fort Pulaski.

I never knew how far back the history of Pulaski stretched.  As an indication of the battle scars, the grey bricks date back to the Revolutionary War and before, and the red bricks pertain to the Civil War battles.

Everything is heavily fortified and the walls are crazy thick.  Munitions caches are even more protected.

The entire fort is surrounded by a formidable moat, and the entire campus is located on a Cockspur Island jutting out to protect the town of Savanna from naval intruders.

The cannons on this fort had an accurate range of over a mile.  That meant any invading ship didn’t have a chance of escaping the reach of Fort Pulaski.

The fort is worth a visit.  Check it out if you are in Savanna.


The second 2006 roadtrip was not conducted on alternative fuels.