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Bryan County Historical Markers

Confederate Land Mines


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Confederate Land Mines
  • Location: Fort McAllister State Park

CONFEDERATE LAND MINES

Land mines or torpedoes buried along the western approaches to the fort caused most of the casualties to the Union troops in the assault on December 13, 1864. After the taking of the fort, General Sherman personally gave orders that the captured Confederate garrison be required to remove the unexploded mines.

GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1963