Tag Archives: The Spanish-American War in Coastal Georgia

Fort Screven Batteries, 1899, Tybee Island

Battery Brumby [completed 1899] was the largest of Fort Screven’s complex of gun emplacements. Constructed between 1897-1900. the batteries [Brumby, Garland, Fenwick, Backus, Gant, and Habersham] served as coastal fortifications during the Spanish-American War. Between the world wars, the artillery was removed and melted for further use.

Battery Garland [completed 1899] now houses the Tybee Island Museum, operated by the Tybee Island Historical Society.

Fort Screven Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Gun Emplacement, 1898, Sapelo Island

This remnant of a gun emplacement is evidence of the strong military presence along the eastern seaboard during the Spanish-American War.

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