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location of Jones Island, Turtle Island and Daufuskie Island on the... News Photo1860-1869,Aggression,Archival,Arts Culture and Entertainment,At The Edge Of,Between,Built Structure,City,Coastal Feature,Fort,Fort Pulaski,Government,Horizontal,Island,Large,Map,North,Rebellion,Savannah - Georgia,Savannah River,USA,WarPhotographer Collection: Archive Photos UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1862: location of Jones Island, Turtle Island and Daufuskie Island on the north edge of the Savannah River and Querns Island, Wilmington Island and Big Tybee Island to the south, also indicated is the location of Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island in the middle of the Savannah River; Fort Pulaski was one of a string of coastal forts built to defend the coast of the United States after the War of 1812. It was built on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River. At the start of the American Civil War, Fort Pulaski was occupied by the Confederacy. While the fort remained in Confederate hands, Savannah could be used by blockade runners, but if the fort fell into Northern hands then the port would be virtually blocked. Hand Drawn Map (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)