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Fort Pulaski Marks 1861 Seizure by Georgia Militia

When: Jan. 3-5 2014

Fort Pulaski National Monument will spend the first weekend of the New Year recognizing the historic seizure of the fort by Georgia state militia forces. Activities are scheduled hourly on Jan 3, 4, and 5. On January 3, 1861, the U.S. Army was forcibly evicted from the fort, as the country slowly unraveled on its way to Civil War. The Civil War did not officially begin until April 1861. Highlights: Friday, January 3, 10:00 AM Raising of the Georgia Flag of Secession above Fort Pulaski 1:00 PM Ranger Talk – “1861: Fort Pulaski is Seized” 2:00 PM Musket Firing Demonstration Saturday, January 4 10:00 AM Guided Fort Tour 11:00 AM Cannon Firing Demonstration 12:00 PM Musket Firing Demonstration Sunday, January 5, 2014 10:30 AM Guided Fort Tour 12:00 PM Musket Firing Demonstration 1:00 PM Ranger Talk – “1861: Fort Pulaski is Seized” 2:00 PM Musket Firing Demonstration 3:00 PM Guided Fort Tour The Georgia flag of secession will fly above the fort from January 3 until March 4, 2014, the 153rd anniversary of the adoption of the first official national flag of the Confederacy.

Price: $5. Free for children 15 and under.

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