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Fort Pulaski National Monument

Civil War Fort;
Earliest known photograph of baseball

Fort Pulaski National Monument Sign
Fort Pulaski National Monument Sign

Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Pulaski National Monument

One of the Earliest Known Photos of Baseball
One of the Earliest Known Photos of Baseball
Off-duty soldiers were caught playing a game of "rounders" in the background of this regimental portrait.
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U. S. Highway 80 East
P.O Box 30757
Savannah, Georgia 31410
United States
912 786-5787

On This Very Spot in April, 1862, the Civil War Battle for Fort Pulaski employed the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat, shattering the walls of the fort and helping to bring an end to the use of masonry forts.

On This Very Spot in 1862, one of the earliest known photographs of the game of Baseball was inadvertantly made when some soldiers were playing "rounders" in the background of a formal regimental photo.

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This spot is a fort administered by the National Park Service. For complete visitor's information, including hours of operation, admission fees, and map & directions, visit the official website.

Location: Fifteen miles east of Savannah which is located on the southeast coast of Georgia in southern United States

Nearest Major Airport: Savannah

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