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On the Georgia coast, U.S. Navy boat crews take control of Tybee Island

Civil War at Sea Topic Image, Crew members of the USS Pawnee
11/24/1861
Georgia troops had occupied Tybee Island, outside of Savannah, Georgia in April, 1861.  Following the Union amphibious operation against Port Royal, Confederate positions around Savannah were consolidated on Fort Pulaski and Tybee Island was abandoned on November 10, 1861 and all the batteries there removed.  Boatcrews from the U.S. Navy units Augusta, Pocahontas, and Seneca took possession of the island without opposition two weeks later.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Robert A. Ciucevich, Tybee Island: The Long Branch of the South (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2005), 23-24.
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 15.

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