Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fort Pulaski remembering 'Immortal 600'

Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah, Ga., is hosting a living history Feb. 28-March 1 event focused on the “Immortal 600,” a group of prisoners incarcerated at the fort during the fall and winter of 1864-65. They were Confederate officers who were captured at various battles during the war. They were held under an order of “retaliation,” a harsh response to the conditions Union prisoners experienced during the conflict. Thirteen men died. “The Immortal 600 became famous throughout the South for their adherence to principle and for refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance under extremely adverse circumstances,” the park states. • Details

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