32 POUNDER
FORT JACKSON



This cannon is a 32 pound smooth bore gun with a naval pattern. It is on display on the parapet at Fort Jackson. The cannon was restored by Coastal Heritage Society to firing condition and is used in some of the fortís programs. It is said that during one of these programs, a salute was fired to greet a large naval vessel coming up the Savannah River. Unaware of what was happening, the ship turn its guns on Ft. Jackson. A white flag was hurriedly raised to avoid tragedy. The cannon is owned by Savannah Chapter #2 UDC and is on loan to Ft. Jackson.



A SHIP'S HOWITZER

This carronade saw service on more than one occasion. It was used in a Confederate Battery on the Owens Plantation on the Little Ogeechee River during the siege of the city in 1864 and was spiked and thrown in the ditch when the Confederates abandoned their position. It remained hidden from sight for several years, and thus escaped the fate of other pieces of Confederate ordnance, which were gathered up by the authorized junk dealer of the United States War Department and sent northward to be recast into less dangerous articles. The gun was unearthed some years after the war and remained at the plantation as a curiosity to visitors. It was later given to the Georgia Hussars, the oldest military unit in Georgia . It presently guards the entrance to Fort Jackson on the Savannah River.


FORT JACKSON
IN PAST YEARS





Restored Fort Jackson. Whiskey barrels and anchor. Periscope was a wonderful treat. We could look up or down the Savannah River. One might spot a large tanker coming up river. You could see Hutchinson Island to the left and down river view the Talmadge Memorial Bridge. It gave you the feeling of being on a submarine looking through the periscope.

















The entrance to the fort, actually we are in the fort looking out. You can see a car parked in the lot. Buoys, these are floating markers that are anchored in the water, for directions. They lay on display here next to the interior of the fort.





















COTTON GIN THAT ONCE STOOD INSIDE FORT JACKSON















BRICK MAKING AT FORT JACKSON
























FORT JACKSON CANNON



















OLD BATEAU





















BUILDING A CANOE






























FIRING A CANON
















































































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