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Fort Pulaski…Savannah, Georgia

April 18, 2010

In the days before the Civil War, brick forts were America’s main defense against overseas enemies. In one two-day battle during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to brick forts. The Union army used rifled cannons to compel a surrender by Confederates inside Fort Pulaski. No one ever built a brick fort again after the battle. Fort Pulaski was built to defend the harbor of Savannah, Georgia. The brick walls still show the scars of the Union Forces cannonballs.

The brickwork construction shows the incredible craftsmanship of these mid 1800’s builders.

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  1. Bucky Buck permalink
    April 18, 2010 9:54 pm

    The Evil Men do lives after them the Good is oft interred in thier Bones! Great Pictures of another example of what Wars do Man made structures! These structures include government, laws, mores and folkways–way to go FEW!

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