We stopped near Savannah Georgia at Fort Pulaski National Monument and even though it was raining lightly on us we walked around a bit. Dennis and Haden crossing the moat on the drawbridge.
As I crossed the moat I paused to snap a photo - btw these were all taken with the little camera, I didn't want to drag the big one out in the rain and lug it around - we just planned on taking a quick peek.
We paused for a quick photo, I have to laugh at how the wind was making my hair fly, lol.
There was another drawbridge to cross to actually get into the fort. See the canon through the doorway?
Once I reached the door I turned around and snapped back the way we had come.
Huge, massive doors - imagine all the things they have seen in their lifetimes!
One of the soldiers' quarters. I cannot imagine having to live in this small space.
I think every "window" we encountered was actually a hole to poke a canon through.
We were allowed to go up on top and walk - each semi-circle you see would have had a weapon - only a few remain.
I found it interesting that they were so mobile, the ones below could even be pulled forward and backward, but on top you could only do the arc. They are really heavy for one person to push!
Looking down into the center of the fort.
A cool, gnarly tree near the parking lot.
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli
And between the parking lot and fort lies a soldier's grave.
A Turning Point in Military History
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.
~taken from the National Park Service site