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Editorial Note on Ft. Screven Assignment
Fort Screven, Georgia, until 1924 a Coast Artillery post guarding the only entrance to Savannah Harbor, was the home of one battalion of the Eighth Infantry. Located on Tybee Island, eighteen miles east of Savannah, the post’s climate was “delightful except during the extremely damp part of the winter,” according to Charles J. Sullivan’s Army Posts and Towns: The Baedeker of the Army (Burlington, Vt.: Free Press, 1926), p. 142. But because of Fort Screven’s isolation, officers were advised that a private car was a necessity and servants were “hard to employ and hard to keep.”
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 378.