150th Anniversary of the Civil War

danny brown richmond hill ga liveFort McAllister to Host Lecture of the CSS Nashville

 

As we continue to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, Fort McAllister's Park Manager and Historian, Danny Brown will speak for us on Thursday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. The lecture will be held at Fort McAllister State Historic Park. Ranger Brown will discuss the fascinating history of the CSS Nashville, aka the "Rattlesnake", a 1221 ton Confederate blockade runner. The Nashville ran aground on a sandbar and the Union ironclad, Montauk bombarded her until she caught fire and burned to the water line. Her remains lie on the bottom of the Ogeechee River just across from the Fort.

 

Visitors can view artifacts and machinery recovered from the CSS Nashville. A Q & A session will follow. Danny is one of our local treasures. He has been the Park Manager at Fort McAllister since 1984 and has also worked at Fort Pulaski and Fort King George.

 

The Richmond Hill Historical Society's monthly lecture series is open to members and to the general public. The Society does not charge attendees but donations are always appreciated.

 

Fort McAllister State Historic Park is located at 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. (Hwy 144 Spur).

 

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