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

The Battle of Pocotaligo

 
 
The Battle of Pocotaligo Marker Front Side Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Stroud, January 2008
1. The Battle of Pocotaligo Marker Front Side
Inscription. (Front Side): The Battle of Pocotaligo, the largest action of a three-day expedition intended to disrupt the Charleston & Savannah Railroad, took place nearby on October 22, 1862. With 2000 Confederates under Col. W.S. Walker defending the area between Charleston and Savannah, 4500 Federals under Brig. Gens. J.M. Brannon and A.M. Terry landed at Mackays Point, seven miles south.

(Back Side): The Confederates with only 475 men in the immediate vicinity when the day began, delayed the Federals in engagements at Caston's Plantation until 200 reinforcements arrived by train. Most of the fighting centered around Pocataligo Bridge, and by dusk the Federals withdrew toward Port Royal having done only minimal damage to the Charleston & Savannah Railroad.
 
Erected 2002 by S.C. Society Of The Military Order Of The Stars and Bars. (Marker Number 27-22.)
 
Location. 32° 37.919′ N, 80° 52.553′ W. Marker is in Pocotaligo, South Carolina, in Jasper County. Marker is on Trask Parkway (U.S. 17/21), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. In front of the Best Western Motel next to I-95 Interchange 33 for US 17/21. Marker is in this post office area: Yemassee SC 29945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
The Battle of Pocotaligo Marker Back Side Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Stroud, January 2008
2. The Battle of Pocotaligo Marker Back Side
8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Robert E. Lee (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); " The Frampton Line " (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Live Oak Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Frampton Lines (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Coosawhatchie (approx. 4.2 miles away); Coosawhatchie (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sheldon Union Academy (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ruins of Old Sheldon (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Regarding The Battle of Pocotaligo. Pocotaligo being on the Charleston and Savannah railroad, the only railroad in this section of the country at this time. The modern railroad bed runs generally north-south about a mile west of the marker location.
 
Also see . . .  47 Pennsylvania Volunteer Veterans Infantry Regiment. This regiment of infantry was tasked with burning the railroad bridge and destroy as much track as possible. (Submitted on January 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
I-95 Interchange 33 in S.C. Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Stroud, January 15, 2008
3. I-95 Interchange 33 in S.C.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 6,139 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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