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Section of parapet, or upper portion of the wall

 
 
Section of parapet, or upper portion of the wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2013
1. Section of parapet, or upper portion of the wall Marker
Inscription.
The parapet included embrasures, or splayed cannon openings, designed to provide additional “lines of fire.” Based on the 1739 illustration, each redan was armed with five to seven cannon. This section of brick parapet was pushed into the moat when the upper wall was demolished in 1785. It was recovered during the 2008 excavation.
 
Location. 32° 46.415′ N, 79° 55.634′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on E Bay Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Walled City of Charles Town (here, next to this marker); In Search of the Walled City (here, next to this marker); Casper Christian Schutt House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Site of Granville Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Seizure of the Planter (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Smith (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 6 Water Street - Francis Saltus House (about 400 feet away); James Verree House (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
More about this marker.
Section of parapet, or upper portion of the wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2013
2. Section of parapet, or upper portion of the wall Marker
This section of wall was discovered during the archeological search for the wall that originally enclosed the City of Charleston.
The bottom of the marker contains a picture showing a redan at 18th century Charleston. Next to this is a photograph of an archeological dig when this wall was located.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Section of parapet, or upper portion of the wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2013
3. Section of parapet, or upper portion of the wall Marker
Markers on E Bat Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2013
4. Markers on E Bat Street
The Section of parapet, or upper portion of the wall marker is one of several fond at this location.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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