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Posted: March 29, 2018 9:50 a.m.
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Spring Break - Discover Fort Pulaski, Tybee Island

Sgt. 1st Class Faiza Evans/

Fort Pulaski is a historic Civil War landmark that demonstrated the evolution of the rifled cannon and the impact on brick and mortar forts.

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Fort Stewart-Hunter Army community members considering spring break vacations do not have to look far to find scenic locations near the installation.  

Approximately 70 miles from Fort Stewart and 20 miles from Hunter Army Airfield the Fort Pulaski National Park and monument with the off-shore batteries on Tybee Island, has historic military significance as well as scenic panoramas.  

Conducting a professional development trip to Fort Pulaski, Soldiers and civilians with the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart public affairs office visited the civil war landmark on March 23, and learned about the evolution of warfare. 

While the rifled cannons used by the Union forces in the Civil War proved to be too much for the brick and mortar Fort Pulaski, the site remains an affordable Family friendly experience.

The on-shore batteries where the Union placed their rifled cannons to siege and batter the fort are located next to the Tybee Island lighthouse.  The view from the same lighthouse provides a panoramic view of both the Fort and the nearby sand dunes and deep water beaches.  

Community members can learn more about Fort Pulaski at the Fort Pulaski National Park website at 

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