Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Yemassee in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

General Robert E. Lee

Fighting Near Coosawhatchie

 
 
General Robert E. Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
1. General Robert E. Lee Marker
Inscription.  (Text front):
General Robert E. Lee
Following the capture of Hilton Head, Beaufort, and the nearby sea islands in the fall of 1861, General Robert E. Lee was given command of the coastal military department of South Carolina, and East Florida. From his headquarters at Coosawhatchie, about 4 miles SW, he planned the strategy and defenses which successfully contained the enemy until the end of the war.

(Text reverse):
Fighting Near Coosawhatchie
On October 22, 1862, in running encounters near Coosawhatchie, Frampton's Plantation, and Pocotaligo, Confederate troops successfully defended the Charleston~Savannah railroad and the interior of South Carolina against a Union attack force of 4,448 men from Hilton Head.
 
Erected 1991 by Point South Merchants Association. (Marker Number 27-8.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1718.
 
Location. 32° 37.875′ N, 80° 52.657′ W. Marker is in Yemassee, South Carolina, in Jasper
Fighting Near Coosawhatchie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
2. Fighting Near Coosawhatchie Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
County. Marker is on Frontage road, on the right when traveling east. Located about 1 mile W of Pocotaligo at Point South, intersection of I-95 and US 17/US 21 (E side). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yemassee SC 29945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Pocotaligo (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); " The Frampton Line " (approx. 0.3 miles away); Southern Live Oak Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Frampton Lines / John Edward Frampton House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Coosawhatchie (approx. 4.1 miles away); Coosawhatchie (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sheldon Union Academy (approx. 4.7 miles away); Prince William's Parish Church (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. the relationship, study each marker
 
General Robert E. Lee Marker, along Frontage road, near Exit 33, I-95 in S.C. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 17, 2008
3. General Robert E. Lee Marker, along Frontage road, near Exit 33, I-95 in S.C.
Fighting Near Coosawhatchie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Fighting Near Coosawhatchie Marker
Along Frontage Road US 17, US 21 , exit 33 , I-95, in South Carolina, looking east
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,711 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=6195

Paid Advertisement
May. 16, 2021