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Near Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sally Port

 
 
Sally Port Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. Sally Port Marker
Inscription. Fort Sumter's original sally port (entrance) was located in front of you, in the center of the three-tiered gorge (rear) wall. The lightly armed gorge wall was vulnerable to attack by batteries on Morris Island, and as the war progressed Union shelling reduced it to ruins. At the base of the gore wall some flat stone pavers still exist from the esplanade that joined the sally port to the fort's 171-foot-long granite pier.
 
Erected by Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 45.128′ N, 79° 52.522′ W. Marker is near Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Click for map. Marker is located at Fort Sumter National Monument and only reached by boat. See links below for more information about access to the site. Marker is 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 marker. Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Gorge Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Garrison Defending Fort Sumter (within shouting distance of this marker); Casemates and Cannon
Sally Port Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
2. Sally Port Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter Bombarded (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Huger (within shouting distance of this marker); 42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter 1861-65 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
More about this marker. The marker displays a photo of Fort Sumter after it's surrender by Union troops. April 1861, after the Union surrender a Confederate delegation enters the fort through the original sally port.
 
Also see . . .  Directions to Fort Sumter. The only way to reach the fort is by boat. Most visitors use the Spirit Line Cruises, although private boats are allowed. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Gorge Wall Exterior image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
3. Gorge Wall Exterior
The original sally port was in the middle of the gorge wall, roughly where the concrete bunker stands today.
Current Walkway to Fort and Sally Port image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
4. Current Walkway to Fort and Sally Port
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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