Friday, 16 December 2011

battle of savannah

The Battle of Fort Pulaski was fought April 10–11, 1862, during the American Civil War.Union forces on Tybee IslandFile:Tybee Island Light Station.jpg
 and naval operations conducted a 112-day siege, then captured the Confederate-held Fort PulaskiFile:FtPulaskiInsideWide.jpg
 after a 30-hour bombardment. The battle is important for innovative use of rifled gunsFile:Parrott rifle.jpg
 which made existing coastal defenses obsolete. The Union initiated large scale amphibious operations under fire.File:FtPulaskiWall.jpg
The fort's surrender strategically closed Savannah as a port. The Union extended itsblockade and aids to navigation down The only Atlantic American troops of the Victorian period I've seen are the custer sets but they did do a gatling gun)
the Atlantic coast, then redeployed most of its 10,000 troops. above gentile, see his blogThe Confederate army-navy defense blocked Federal advance for over three months, secured the city, andPalmettoes on Tybee Island, Savannah, Ga. prevented any subsequent Union advance from seaward during the war. Coastal rail connections wereScene in the principal square of Savannah, Georgia, on arrival of the news of the occupation of Tybee Island, mouth of the Savannah River by the national forces ; Indiscriminate flight of inhabitants to the interior. extended to blockaded CharlestonSC.File:Charleston sc 1865.jpg
Fort Pulaski is located on Cockspur Island
, Georgia, near the mouth of the Savannah River. The Fort commanded seaward approaches to the City of Savannah. it was commercially and Spanish Fort, built in 1630, Tybee (Island), Georgia.industrially important as a cotton exporting port, railroad center and the 
largest manufacturing center in the state, including a state arsenal and private shipyards. Two southerly The Negro reveillee, Charlestown.estuaries led to the Savannah River behind the fort. Immediately east of Pulaski, and in sight of Hilton Head IslandFile:Harbour Town July 2007.jpg
 SC lay Tybee Island with alighthouse station.Tybee Lighthouse, Savannah River.

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