Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Colonial Fort Augusta/Fort Cornwalis - Augusta, Georgia

Looking from the southern wall of St. Paul's toward the Savannah River stands the  Celtic cross marking the location of Fort Augusta and Fort Cornwalis, which are the same thing, just depends on the year of American History we are discussing.  At the base of the Celtic Cross marker lies a cannon pre-dating the Revolutionary War for General Olgethorpe in order to defend Fort Augusta from the Indian Nations.  The date of the cannon is unknown, however it is believed to have been brought from England in the 1730's.

A view at the cross with the banks of the Savannah River holding back the waters.

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