Fort Pulaski

Throughout history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create. And so it was with Fort Pulaski. Pulaski’s  eleven foot thick walls took 18 years to construct, and were thought to be impenetrable by the smooth bore cannon balls of the time. But it only took 30 hours of shelling by the new rifled artillery of Union Forces in 1862 to breach the walls and force the fort’s surrender. In little over a day, the age of large defensive fortresses came to an end.

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