Walk in the footsteps of America's Civil War history when you visit Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah, GA. The site is home to a turning point in the history of war and a landmark for new military technology.
During most of the 9th century, stone forts were used in the USA as a defense against enemies. Gunfire couldn't take down the strong stone walls, and they were thought to be one of the best defenses around, that is, until the civil war. During this time of upheaval in American History, the Union Army was successfully testing rifled cannons to use in combat. The success of this invention made stone forts a completely useless. The Union Army used these rifled cannons against the Confederate garrison located inside Fort Pulaski and successfully caused the Confederates to surrender. Following the war and the discovery made at this location when the Union Army overtook it, President James Madison ordered new coastal fortifications be erected to protect the country from invasions. The new fort was finished in 1833 and was named Fort Pulaski in honor of a polish soldier and military commander who fought under George Washington in the American Revolutionary War.
This location is home to an interesting piece of history as well as a look back in time at what life was like before the many modern conveniences we all enjoy today were available. Step back into civil war era America and understand what this country went through as well as the huge steps the country was taking to become the great nation it now is. Don't miss this chance to visit such an amazing historic area. Make your reservations today and visit Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah, Georgia.