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Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Marine Amphibious Assault

 
 
Marine Amphibious Assault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 1, 2017
1. Marine Amphibious Assault Marker
Inscription.
Marine Amphibious Assault
1864
In April of 1864 the footprints in the sand before you would have included those of Union Marines. On April 23, embarking in longboats from the USS Ethan Allen, marine raiders landed without being engaged at Cane Patch (now Singleton Swash*) and destroyed a major Confederate salt works. The following day the raiders destroyed a smaller, undefended salt works at Wither's Swash.

*Chiefly Southeastern US name for a channel of water through or behind a sandbank.
 
Location. 33° 41.53′ N, 78° 52.716′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of North Ocean Boulevard and 9th Ave N., on the right when traveling north on North Ocean Boulevard. Click for map. Located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade. Marker is at or near this postal address: 904 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salt Works (here, next to this marker); Hurricane Hazel (within shouting distance of this marker); The King’s Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hurricane Hazel
Marine Amphibious Assault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 1, 2017
2. Marine Amphibious Assault Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Myrtle Beach Pavilions (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurricane Hugo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Strand (about 500 feet away); Site Of The Seaside Hotel (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. (Submitted on January 2, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. The South Carolina Civil War Museum. (Submitted on January 2, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 307 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on January 2, 2017.
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