Fort Pulaski Commemorates Civil War
In response to a letter from Lt.
Commander, South - Gary Ursrey the video was pulled from their website:
Subject: Re: Ft. Pulaski and WSAV
To: Gary Ursrey
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 10:47 AM
Thank you very much for your email, I want to apologize for my
irresponsibility. I realize that even though I asked that gentleman what he had
learned, that in fact he had things mixed up. I have since removed the video,
and changed the web article to exclude his comments. I apologize and assure you
that it will not happen again, and it is not an issue I take lightly.
By Brittany Shane
(video removed from website per above)
The printed Article in its original form:
The South came marching in to Fort Pulaski at the 150th anniversary of the
seizure of the fort by Georgia military. Soldiers were dressed in period
uniforms and carried muskets, while a crowd of people took pictures. but
everyone seemed to take away a lesson from the event.
"I learned that the fort was onlly occupied by the Confederate troops for
three months, they took it over in January which basically was a bunch of guys
from a tavern coming and taking it over and then they gave it up three months
later when the federal forces fired from Tybee," said Ed Cawley.
"We saw a good re-enactment of the Georgia militia marching in to take over
the fort for the state. When you really think about it happening for
real...people shucking off the stars and stripes and saying they are going to go
out on their own...its pretty moving," said Cindy McNew.
And even her young son Christopher learned something today....
"Sesession means that one country breaks off from another country."
Folks at Fort Pulaski got an education about a part of the Civil War but also
had a good time, and the event ended with a bang.
"I saw them flying the flag of succession and I thought that was very
interesting, and the cannons and the musket firing...very interesting, very
historically accurate apparently," Cawley said.
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