Historic Markers Across Georgia



Columbiad



Marker ID: GHC 
Location: At Fort McAllister
County: Bryan
Coordinates: N 31° 53.484    W 081° 11.739
  31.8914    -81.19565
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1QZY
Columbiad  Marker  



Text:

This replica of a coast defence cannon known as the columbiad was manufactured, 1964, by Savannah Machine and Foundry Company as a public service. A similar cannon was positioned here during Union naval attacks, 1863. The columbiad fired 87-lb. shells; its range was 2,500 yds.

Georgia Historical Commission 1964



 
Columbiad
Columbiad


 

015-A6