Near Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
—3/4 Mile South —
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 32° 45.134′ N, 79° 52.478′ W. Marker was near Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Click for map. Marker is on Fort Sumter Island in Charleston Harbor. It is accessible only by boat, primarily via the National Park Service's concessionaire ferry, departing from its visitor education center at 340 Concord Street, Charleston, SC. Marker was in this post office area: Charleston SC 29412, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Morris Island (here, next to this marker); Flags of the Fort (a few steps from this marker); Fort Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Major Robert Anderson (a few steps from this marker); Charleston Besieged (a few steps from this marker); Fort Moultrie (a few steps from this marker); 8-inch (200 Pounder) Parrott (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Huger (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Burial site of the Immortal Six Hundred
Also see . . .
1. Morris Island.
2. Second Battle of Fort Wagner.
3. Battery Wagner. The site of the battery, while reduced somewhat due to shore erosion, is the focus of a Civil War Preservation Trust effort.
Additional keywords. Fort Wagner; Battery Wagner; 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; Glory; William H. Carney; Quincy Gillmore; Robert Gould Shaw; Immortal Six Hundred; USCT; U.S. Colored Troops.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,711 times since then. Last updated on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.