Historic Markers Across Georgia

Damage From Naval Bombardments

Marker ID: GHC 
Location: At Fort McAllister
County: Bryan
Coordinates: N 31° 53.495    W 081° 11.762
  31.891583    -81.19603
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1R0B
Damage From Naval Bombardments  Marker  


The largest naval guns used against land fortifications were fired on Fort McAllister in 1863 from monitor-type Union iron-clads. 15 in. shells penetrated 17 ft. of sand, digging craters 8 ft. in diameter and 7 ft. deep on exploding, but all damage could be repaired overnight.

Georgia Historical Commission 1964


Damage From Naval Bombardments


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