Fort Pulaski was built near the mouth of the Savannah River to block access to the city so Union troops couldn’t get there. Union troops had the fort surrounded for about 3 months before attacking. On February 19, 1862 the Union general called for a bombardment and attack plan on the fort. The attack started on April 10 and ended on the 11th of that year and it only took them hours to breach it and get on the inside and take it. The Confederate troops then surrendered on April 11th and gave up.
James Oglethorpe, first imagined Georgia as a refuge area for debtors and the poor. King George II then approved the colony’s charter and named it after himself. They unpacked their ship the Anne in present day Savannah and have since moved capitals 4 times. Atlanta is now the capital of Georgia.
We have many nicknames for the state here. Our famous state logo is a peach, so people call us the Peach state and everything has a peach. Some still call it the Buzzard State after an early law protected buzzards here. A crazy one people has come up with is the “Goober state” because we are the number one state for making peanuts. Our motto when you enter the state is “Georgia on my mind” after the old song.
Georgia was established in 1773 and was the last of the 13 colonies. Georgia was named after King George II. It was also the last state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on January 2, 1788. We then went on to be the last state restored to the Union on July 15, 1870. James Oglethorpe first landed here in present day Savannah