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Creation Date

9-10-2011

Building Name

Fort Mc Allister

Description

Fort McAllister Marker, Richmond Hill, GA.

This marker is located on the intersection of Ga 144 and Ga11 Spur, east of US 17.

The text reads as :

" East 4.5 miles, on Great Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister was built 1861-62 to guard the ´back door´ to Savannah. During 1862-63, it repulsed 7 attacks by armored vessels, some mounting 15-inch guns. Dec. 13, 1864, its small garrison of 230 Georgians was overwhelmed by Hazen´s Division, 15th Corps [US], which had marched via this road. Its fall opened the Ogeechee to Union vessels which, loaded with supplies for Gen. Sherman´s army, had been lying in Tybee Roads and Port Royal Sound. A wharf and depot were built at King´s Bridge (on US 17) from which these supplies were distributed to the invading forces."

GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957.

Latitude, Longitude

31.88983889, -81.26138333

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Fort Mc Allister Marker; Fort Mc Allister; Ogeechee River; Bryan County (Ga.); Richmond Hill (Ga.); Historical marker --- Georgia --- Richmond Hill.

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