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.
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.
FORT JACKSON CANNON