20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Ft. Pulaski, Georgia

At the beginning of the Civil War, this strategic southern fort guarding the approaches to Savannah was occupied by Confederate forces. When the Union Navy showed up to capture it in 1862, the fort was attacked by rifled cannon in use for the first time, and the fort surrendered 30 hours later. From that point on, all brick fortifications everywhere were rendered obsolete.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2022
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Cockspur Island, Georgia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Timothy Aines