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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1861/00/00 Capt John McCrady Architect Designed by John McCrady on land provided by Joseph L McAllister, Fort McAllister is built by the CSA at Genesis Point. After Robert E Lee inspects the fort, McCrady makes the changes recommended by General Lee.
1861/00/00 Lt Col Joseph L McAllister Confederate Commander Designed by John McCrady on land provided by Joseph L McAllister, Fort McAllister is built by the CSA at Genesis Point. After Robert E Lee inspects the fort, McCrady makes the changes recommended by General Lee.
1861/00/00 Robert E Lee Confederate General Designed by John McCrady on land provided by Joseph L McAllister, Fort McAllister is built by the CSA at Genesis Point. After Robert E Lee inspects the fort, McCrady makes the changes recommended by General Lee.
1863/01/27 Union ironclad monitor, Montauk, attacks Fort McAllister with 11-inch and 15-inch cannons. The ironclad bombarded the fort for 5 hours but caused no casualties and little damage.
1863/02/00 The CSS Rattlesnake (former CSS Nashville),?a Confederate blockade-runner, is burned and sunk in the Ogeechee River near Fort McAllister by Union troops.
1863/03/03 United States Navy Passaic-class ironclad monitors, the USS Patapsco and USS Patapsco bombard Fort McAllister.
1864/12/12 Hugh J Kilpatrick Union General Brig Gen H J Kilpatrick makes his headquarters at the plantation home of Lt Col Joseph L McAllister, 7th Georgia Cavalry CSA. The residence stood near the river immediately north of Fort McAllister. Sherman's March to the Sea
1864/12/13 William Babcock Hazen Union?General In about 15 minute, Gen William B Hazen's infantry division overpowers Fort McAllister defended by some 230 CSA troops led by Maj George Wayne Anderson. Fort McAllister is the last fort defending Savannah. Sherman's March to the Sea
1864/12/13 Hugh J Kilpatrick Union General After examining the approaches to the Ft McAllister, Gen Kilpatrick moves on to Kilkenny Bluff (8 mi SE) where he makes contact with the USS Fernandina and forward dispatches to the Union flag-ship reporting the arrival of Gen Sherman's army at Savannah. Sherman's March to the Sea
1864/12/13 George Wayne Anderson Confederate Commander In about 15 minute, Gen William B Hazen's infantry division overpowers Fort McAllister defended by some 230 CSA troops led by Maj George Wayne Anderson. Fort McAllister is the last fort defending Savannah. Sherman's March to the Sea
1935/00/00 Henry Ford Owner Henry Ford buys Fort McAllister and restores it as a historic site for the public.

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Particulars for Fort McAllister:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Structure Type Fortification
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Sight Category Site
Area of Significance Social History



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 13th May 1970

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Fort McAllister
Registry Address: 10 mi. E of Richmond Hill via GA 67
Registry Number: 70000197
Resource Type: Site
Owner: Private
Architect: McCrady,Capt. John
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 30
Non-Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Sites: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1861, 1864
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Fortification
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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