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May 17, 2013

Savannah / Tybee Island, Georgia > May 9_10, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — wally426 @ 8:27 pm

Downtown SavannahImage

 

Roof with a viewImage

 

Some of the tallest buildings downtown were the churchesImage

 

Talmadge Memorial Bridge – Built in 1990Image

 

 

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Public WorksImage

 

The Bird GirlImage

 

 

Supposedly, these nasty little creatures called chiggers live in the Spanish moss, they get into your skin and eat you from the inside outImage

 

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Life finds a wayImage

 

Sunset – Tybee IslandImage

 

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Rose-colored glassesImage

 

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ReflectionsImage

 

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Fort Pulaski – Built in 1829, it was named after a Polish soldier who fought under George Washington during the revolutionary war. During the civil war, the confederates used the fort as a garrison to protect the Port of Savannah from being taken by Union forces. In July of 1862, after only 30 hours of shelling, the Confederates surrendered the fort. This remained the only action the fort has ever seen in it’s 184 year historyImage

 

At the readyImage

 

The flag only had 32 stars on it, representative of the 32 union states at the time the civil war endedImage

 

MoationImage

 

One of the coolest parts of the visit was the live musket demonstrationImage

 

RemnantsImage

 

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LayeringImage

 

The battery – where all the ammo was storedImage

 

Graffiti from the Union troopsImage

 

At the readyImage

 

The first known picture of baseball being played in combat was taken in front of the far wallImage

 

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Making dueImage

 

PowderkegsImage

 

Brickiti – Written by 19 year old John Charters, a Union soldier stationed at the fortImage

 

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The catacombs – notice the mortar was made from shells in the bayImage

 

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Boogie ChillenImage

 

Mud crittersImage

 

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What would a trip to Tybee be without Bingo! at the Foreign Legion??Image

 

 

Through the treesImage

 

 

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