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In coastal Georgia, Fort Pulaski endures a thirty hour Union bombardment before surrendering

Civil War Battle, iconic image
04/10/1862 to 04/11/1862
After months preparing artillery positions on nearby islands, the Union began its operations against Fort Pulaski, the Confederate strongpoint on Cockspur Island guarding the mouth of the Savannah River on the Georgia coast. When Colonel Charles Olmstead refused a demand for surrender, Union artillery pounded the fort from eight in the morning until the early afternoon of the next day when the fort surrendered. Casualties were light on both sides but around 350 defenders and 47 heavy cannon were captured and the port of Savannah cut off.  (By John Osborne)
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