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Bryan County Historical Markers

Damage From Naval Bombardments


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Damage From Naval Bombardments
  • Location: Fort McAllister State Park

DAMAGE FROM NAVAL BOMBARDMENTS

The largest naval guns used against land fortifications were fired on fort McAllister in 1863 from monitor-type Union ironclads. 15 in. shells penetrated 17 feet of sand, digging craters 89 ft. in diameter and 7 ft. deep on exploding, but all damage could be repaired overnight.

GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1964