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Fort Pulaski celebrates America
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To help celebrate the nation’s 232nd Birthday, Superintendent Charles E. Fenwick announces that the National Park Service and Fort Pulaski National Monument will present a special patriotic Living History event on Saturday July 5. Highlights of the day will include a Civil War baseball game using 1860s rules and equipment, cannon firings, and a brass quartet performing patriotic music. Activities begin at 10:30. Fenwick remarked, “This is a great opportunity for residents and visitors alike to learn, have some summer fun and take pride in America.”
The authentic Civil War baseball game will begin at noon, and will feature living history soldiers of the 48th New York Infantry, Confederate soldiers and the Coast Guard. A special baseball game will follow for families and spectators to participate as the players. This will be a fun opportunity for the public to play a vintage game of baseball inside Fort Pulaski. Perhaps you, too, can hit a “daisy cutter” to drive in an “ace!”
During the Civil War, soldiers at Fort Pulaski often played America’s pastime to overcome the boredom of garrison life. One of the earliest known photographs of a baseball game was taken in 1862 at Fort Pulaski showing members of the 48th New York Infantry.
The Holliday Family will perform a special concert of patriotic and lively music inside the fort immediately following the National salute at 2 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy the concert.
Throughout the day living history soldiers will be offering cannon & musket demonstrations. One of the cannons used will be the largest functional reproduction cannon in the United States. A special salute to the National colors will be held at 2 p.m., marked by the firing of a battery of artillery pieces.
Call the park on 912-786-5787 for further details, or visit the park’s official website at A fee of $3 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free. Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. The park is open daily 9-6:30. Park gates close at 6:45 p.m.

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