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Pocotaligo in Hampton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

“ The Frampton Line “

 
 
" The Frampton Line " Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2007
1. " The Frampton Line " Marker
Inscription.
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A large "earthwork," over 100 yards
in length was raised on this site by
General Robert E. Lee's troops
c. 1862.
This fortification was a
fall-back position from which to
defend the Charleston to Savannah
Railroad, an important supply
line for the Confederate Army.
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The rail line is located about one mile
north of this site.

 
Location. 32° 37.904′ N, 80° 52.323′ W. Marker is in Pocotaligo, South Carolina, in Hampton County. Marker is on Lowcountry Lane near Trask Parkway (U.S. 17). Click for map. Located at The Frampton House. Marker is in this post office area: Yemassee SC 29945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern Live Oak Tree (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Pocotaligo (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Frampton Lines (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Coosawhatchie (approx. 4.4 miles away); Coosawhatchie (approx. 4.4 miles away); Sheldon Union Academy (approx. 4.4 miles away); Ruins of Old Sheldon (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Charleston & Savannah RR. Gen. William T.
" The Frampton Line " Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. " The Frampton Line " Marker
Sherman sent part of his Union forces forward to cut the line, which would force Confederate general William Hardee to retreat and abandon Savannah. The mission failed, but sections of the railroad would be severely damaged during Sherman's subsequent 1865 Carolinas Campaign (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Frampton House , as seen from the earthworks Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 17, 2008
3. The Frampton House , as seen from the earthworks
" The Frampton Line " Earthworks Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 17, 2008
4. " The Frampton Line " Earthworks
The last remaining evidence of earthworks
" The Frampton Line " Earthworks southside Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 17, 2008
5. " The Frampton Line " Earthworks southside
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,584 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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