Historic Markers Across Georgia

Tom Cat

Marker ID: GHC 
Location: At Fort McAllister
County: Bryan
Coordinates: N 31° 53.403    W 081° 11.897
  31.89005    -81.19828
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1QZ9
Tom Cat  Marker  


The sole Confederate fatality after seven hours of intensive bombardment on March 3, 1863, by the monitors PASSAIC (Capt. Percival Drayton), NAHANT, and PATAPSCO, supported by the MONTAUK, the WISSAHICKON, the SENECA, the DAWN, the FLAMBEAU, the SERBAGO, the C. P. WILLIAMS, the NORFOLK PACKET, and the PARA was the garrison mascot. The death of the cat was deeply regretted by the men, and news of the fatality was communicated to General Beauregard in the official report of the action.

Georgia Historical Commission 1963