Old Fort Jackson integral to defense of Savannah in war time

This is the latest in a series of articles on outdoor opportunities worth checking out both in Florida and, every so often, out of state. This story puts the spotlight on Old Fort Jackson during a trip to Savannah, Ga.

Savannah didn’t fall to the Union until near the end of the Civil War, in part because of the presence of Old Fort Jackson along the Savannah River.

Though the historic fort had minimal involvement in the Civil War in terms of fighting, it was one of a series of forts surrounding the picturesque city in Georgia, allowing the Confederacy to keep its grip on it and deter the Union from overtaking it.

Read the full article in the Dec. 5 issue of Navarre Press.
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