Hilton Head Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Location. 32° 14.13′ N, 80° 40.656′ W. Marker is in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can be reached from Fort Walker Drive. Touch for map. Located near Circle at Catesby Lane, small park beachside, featuring the Steamgun ruins, at Port Royal Plantation -Secure Gated Community- Restricted entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Hilton Head Island SC 29928, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Two Gallant Gentlemen from South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Port Royal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hilton Head (about 300 feet away); Fort Walker (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Robbers Row" (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dawn of Freedom: Mitchelville (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Port Royal/William Fitzhugh and Black Sailors in the Union Navy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Black Troops on Hilton Head (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hilton Head Island.
Regarding Steam Gun. Steam Gun - Located at the end of Fort Walker Drive are the remnants of a large cannon that was operated by pressurized air. It was built at the beginning of the century to defend against a possible coastal attack. In a park-like setting, parts of the turret cannon, steam piping and boiler rooms are visible.
Also see . . . The Zalinski Dynamite Gun. a test battery , two 15-inch guns and the 8-inch prototype at Fort Hancock , New Jersey in 1894. Second battery of three 15-inch guns, at San Francisco to guard the Golden Gate in 1898. In 1901, two-one gun batteries at Hilton Head, South Carolina and Fishers Island, New York . All four batteries were sold for scrap, in 1904, and the builders went out of business. (Submitted on March 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Military •
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