Historic Markers Across Georgia

Confederate Land Mines

Marker ID: GHC 
Location: At Fort McAllister
County: Bryan
Coordinates: N 31° 53.437    W 081° 11.756
  31.890616    -81.19593
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1QZE
Confederate Land Mines  Marker  


Land mines or torpedoes buried along the western approaches to the fort caused most of the casualties to the Union troops in the assault on December 13, 1864. After the taking of the fort, General Sherman personally gave orders that the captured Confederate garrison be required to remove the unexploded mines.

Georgia Historical Commission 1963


Confederate Land Mines