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Capture of Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski, near Savannah, fell to the Union forces under Quincy Gillmore after heavy bombardment. This strengthens the Union blockade of Southern ports. Gillmore's use of rifled cannon announced the effective end the use of palisaded forts world-wide.

Fall of Fort Pulaski
Lt. Haas. "The Bombardment and Capture of Fort Pulaski, April 11, 1862." From Harper's Weekly. New York, May 3, 1862. 9 x 13 3/4. Wood engraving.

A nice full page, four-part print of the fall of Fort Pulaski issued just a couple weeks after the event. $40


"Map Showing the Position of Fort Pulaski, and Approaches to Savannah, Georgia" and "Balloon View of the Vicinity of New Orleans, Looking Toward the Gulf of Mexico." From Harper's Weekly. New York, April 19, 1862. 3 x 6 7/8 and 9 3/4 x 9 1/8, respectively.

Another Harper's print this giving an overall view of the strategic position of the fort. $40



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