Fort McAllister, GA II
December 13, 1864
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Fort McAllister, Bryan, Georgia, United States
Savannah Campaign 
Brig. Gen. William B. Hazen
Maj. George A. Anderson
2nd Division, XV Corps, Army of the Tennessee ]
Fort McAllister Garrison (120 men)
As Sherman’ s troops approached Savannah they sorely required
Sherman determined that if he could take Fort McAllister, supply
ships could reach him.
Thus, he ordered Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, commander
of his right wing, to take the fort. Howard chose
Brig. Gen. William B.
Hazen to accomplish the task.
Hazen, in the afternoon of December 13, had
his men in line for the attack.
Upon giving the order to attack, his men
rushed forward through the various obstacles prepared for them, entered
the fort, and captured it.
With his supply line open, Sherman could now
prepare for the siege and capture of Savannah.
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