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Hilton Head Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Sherman
 
Fort Sherman Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Fort Sherman Marker
 
Inscription. Completed in 1862, this large earth fort was designed to defend the great Union blockade base on Hilton Head against Confederate land attack. Named after the first Union commander here, Gen. Thomas W. Sherman, the fort consists of two miles of earthworks enclosing a 14-acre area. With other fortications Fort Sherman formed part of a defensive line 5 miles long across the north end of the island.
 
Erected 1961 by Hilton Head Island Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-8.)
 
Location. 32° 13.336′ N, 80° 40.743′ W. Marker is in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Sherman Drive, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Between Coggins Pt. Rd & Sherman Pl. in Port Royal Plantation -Secure Gated Community- Restricted entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Hilton Head Island SC 29928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History Of The Dolphin Head Area (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Robbers Row" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Walker (approx. mile away); Hilton Head (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Port Royal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Two Gallant Gentlemen from South Carolina (approx. 0.9 miles away); Steam Gun (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. James Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hilton Head Island.
 
Fort Sherman Markers with walking/bicycle path in background Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2009
2. Fort Sherman Markers with walking/bicycle path in background
 

 
Also see . . .  Thomas W. Sherman. Sherman, known to his friends as "Tim," (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Fort Sherman Marker, named after the other General Sherman Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2009
3. Fort Sherman Marker, named after the other General Sherman
Completed in 1862, this large earth fort was designed to defend the great Union blockade base on Hilton Head against Confederate land attack. Named after the first Union commander here, Gen. Thomas West Sherman, the fort consists of two miles of earthworks enclosing a 14-acre area. With other fortications Fort Sherman formed part of a defensive line 5 miles long across the north end of the island.
Fort outlined in red , amid Port Royal Plantation- a Gated Community- with Restricted entrance. No parking places.
 
 
Gen. Thomas W. Sherman Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
4. Gen. Thomas W. Sherman
Known to many as the "other Sherman," he was of no relation to the more famous William T. Sherman.
 
 
Fort Sherman earthern fort as seen today Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
5. Fort Sherman earthern fort as seen today
 
 
Fort Sherman earthworks Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
6. Fort Sherman earthworks
 
 
Fort Sherman earthworks Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
7. Fort Sherman earthworks
The earthen walls built by the troops occupying the fort are now populated with trees and plants
 
 
Fort Sherman earthworks seen today Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
8. Fort Sherman earthworks seen today
now-foliage-covered walls
 
 
Fort Sherman Earthworks Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
9. Fort Sherman Earthworks
Fort Sherman - Built by Union forces after Fort Walker was captured. The earthen walls built by the troops occupying the fort are now populated with trees and plants.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,812 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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