“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grays Hill in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Battle of Port Royal Island

Battle of Port Royal Island Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 17, 2008
1. Battle of Port Royal Island Marker
Inscription. Near the old halfway house, in the vicinity of Grays Hill, on February 3, 1779, a force of South Carolina Militia, Continentals, and volunteers, including men from Beaufort, under General William Moultrie, defeated the British in their attempt to capture Port Royal Island.
Erected by Beaufort County Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Beaufort County Historical Society marker series.
Location. 32° 28.849′ N, 80° 44.387′ W. Marker is in Grays Hill, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Trask Parkway (U.S. 21) near Parker Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is within a grove of trees. Marker is in this post office area: Beaufort SC 29906, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battery Saxton (approx. 3.6 miles away); Beaufort (approx. 4.2 miles away); Re-interred 19 African-American Civil War Volunteers (approx. 4.5 miles away); Gettysburg Address (approx. 4.5 miles away); 1st SC Infantry Of African Descent
Battle of Port Royal Island Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Battle of Port Royal Island Marker
At left, in background, is southbound US 21.
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Beaufort Historic District (approx. 4.8 miles away); St. Helena's Church (approx. 5 miles away); St. Helena's Episcopal Church (approx. 5 miles away).
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Battle of Port Royal Island Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Battle of Port Royal Island Marker
At right, in background, is northbound US 21.
Battle of Port Royal Island at St. Helena's Church Cemetery, Beaufort Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2008
4. Battle of Port Royal Island at St. Helena's Church Cemetery, Beaufort
Here lie the bodies of Lieut. William Calderwood and Ensign John Finley of Col. Prevost's British troops killed in battle near Gray's Hill Feb. 3. 1779 Buried here Feb. 5 1779. Rest in peace
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,476 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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