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Gamble Collection: Fort McAllister

This scrapbook contains articles and pictures of Fort McAllister which is located in Bryan County, Georgia. The fort was designed by Captain John M. McCrady. It was constructed between 1861-1862 at Genesis Point on the south bank of the Great Ogeechee River. According to Kenneth K. Krakow in Georgia Place Names, the fort was "the southern anchor in a chain of Confederate defenses to prevent attack by the sea." Union attacks during 1862-1864 were defeated. The fort was finally captured on December 13, 1864. The fort's name came from the nearby McAllister plantation.

Table Of Contents


Big Gun At Fort McAllister

Bombardments And Capture Of Fort McAllister

Capture Of Fort McAllister And The City Of Savannah

Confederate Flag Flies Over Fort McAllister After 76 Years

Gun At Fort McAllister

Gun That Had To Be Dug OUt At Fort McAllister

How Fort McAllister Was Taken

Incidents In The Federal Occupation Of Savannah

Rice Mill On Ogeechee River

Sherman's Story Of Savannah

Sherman's Troops Dismantling Fort McAllister

Study Of Fort McAllister - Chapter One

Study Of Fort McAllister - Chapter Two

Study Of Fort McAllister - Chapter Three

Study Of Fort McAllister - Chapter Four

Study Of Fort McAllister - Chapter Five

Tribute Paid To Heroic Defenders

Troops At Fort McAllister

Walter Hartridge Tells Valiant Story Of Fort McAllister

Walter Hartridge To Address Georgia Historical Society At Fort McAllister




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