Fort McCalister GA

Fort McCalister is a civil war fort in Richmond Hill GA. It was the end of General Sherman’s March to the Sea.

SDC11351In December of 1864 of 4000 man division was sent in to take the fort. Sherman watched the fort fall from an abandoned rice mill. The fort fell in fifteen minutes.

SDC11316During his March to the Sea, General Sherman would have his troops take the tracks off the railroads and bend them like this. He did this so that he couldn’t be followed. They were called Sherman’s Neckties.

 

 

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2 Responses to Fort McCalister GA

  1. Pam says:

    I love the stories you’re sharing along with the pictures for this series. I’m learning new things – such as the bit about the railroad pieces. 🙂

    • RCGG says:

      Thanks so much! I have been trying to give a little bit of history in each one. I have learned so much about the civil war from my husband and going to all the battlefields and reenactments than I think I ever learned in school!

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