On April 16, 1865, Union troops attacked the earthen fort in West Point, Georgia.  Many soldiers lost their lives that day, unaware that Lee had surrendered to Grant seven days prior.  Fort Tyler was the last Confederate fort captured by the Union, giving it the distinction, "Last Fort to Fall."

Before the Battle Leading to War Battle of West Point After the Battle
Key People Armament Civil War Timeline Re-enactments
Railroad Local Industry Ft. Tyler Assoc. Directions