Reflections Summer Issue | Volume 17, Number 3 - Page 16

During its heyday , there were no stately live oaks at Fort McAllister . Civil War photos show no trees at all , no grass , no peaceful green glades suitable for camping . The Rebels were dug in deep , in formidable hills of compacted sand with candlelight and explosives as bedfellows .
LEGACY and LORE
BY VICTOR R . PISANO , FEATURE WRITER

“ POUNDING SAND .”

During its heyday , there were no stately live oaks at Fort McAllister . Civil War photos show no trees at all , no grass , no peaceful green glades suitable for camping . The Rebels were dug in deep , in formidable hills of compacted sand with candlelight and explosives as bedfellows .
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