Historical Civil War demonstrations @ Old Fort Jackson, Dec. 20-21, Savannah

Civil War Demonstrations at Old Fort Jackson Savannah Bring the kids to Old Fort Jackson in Savannah on Sat. Dec. 20th & 21st for a special demonstration and participation.

This December marks the 150th anniversary of the evacuation of Fort Jackson. Several days before December 20, 1864 General William Hardee arrived to take command of Savannah’s defenses. He refused General Sherman’s demand to surrender and ordered the evacuation of the city and all surrounding defenses. To commemorate this event Old Fort Jackson will offer engaging programs throughout the weekend of December 20th and 21st.

On Saturday, December 20th, join members of the 22nd Georgia Heavy Artillery as they prepare to follow General Hardee’s orders to render the fort useless to the Union Army and evacuate.

On Sunday, December 21st learn about the conditions of the fort and discover what happened during the Union Occupation. Get to know the 55th Massachusetts, an African American unit that that fought in a number of battles in the south and were the last Federal Troops ever to be stationed at the fort.

Throughout the weekend experience the life of the soldiers at Fort Jackson during the last days of the Civil War.

Activities both days begin at 10 am and will include musket demonstrations, cannon drill and firing, marching, and other activities that soldiers participated in while at Fort Jackson.

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404

Sat. Dec. 20-Sun. Dec. 21 2014

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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