Being a Civil War history buff, I always try to stop by Fort Pulaski whenever I am in Savannah. Construction on the fort began in 1829 after President James Madison ordered a new system of coastal fortifications following the war of 1812. The fort has over 25,000,000 bricks with walls 11 feet thick. During the civil war the confederates held the fort until April of 1862 when the Union Army attacked with 36 new rifled cannons. These new cannons were accurate up to 4-5 miles and the damage to fort can still be seen. The Union army easily took the fort and used it as a prison and held it until the end of the war.
This is a wonderful well preserved fort from the civil war and is east of Savannah near Tybee Island.