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

Battery Reed

 
 
Battery Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
1. Battery Reed Marker
Inscription.
Here stood
Battery Reed
commanded by
Lt. Col.
Ellison Capers,
June 16, 1862.

 
Location. 32° 43.026′ N, 79° 56.802′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Stone Post Road west of Sea Aire Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the western end of Stone Post Road. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29412, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battery Number 5 (approx. mile away); Redoubt Number 3 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Secessionville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Secessionville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Riversville / Battle of Secessionville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battery Haskell (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battery Cheves (approx. 2.7 miles away); Battle of Sol-Legare Island (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Secessionville. An account of the The Battle of Secessionville from the Civil War Trust website. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
2. Battery Reed Marker
During the June 16, 1862 Battle of Secessionville, a Confederate battery consisting of 2 24-pounders was located at this position. Lt. Col. Ellison Capers of the 27th So. Carolina, an 1857 graduate of the Citadel, took over the guns when he discovered them manned by soldiers with no artillery training. One gun became unserviceable after a single shot, but the remaining gun checked the Union advance.
Ellison Capers/Clark House Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
3. Ellison Capers/Clark House Battery
The Clark House battery was renamed in honor of Capt. Samuel Reed, who died defending nearby Fort Lamar.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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