Sullivan's Island in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Civil War Defense of Sullivan's Island
These cannon were brought to the island from many places including the old federal arsenal in downtown Charleston, Fort Sumter, Fort Johnson, and Confederate ironworks in Richmond, Virginia and Selma, Alabama. Some of the cannon were common pieces seen throughout the Confederacy, while others were unique to the island. A few of those unique cannon are on display today to your left.
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 45.537′ N, 79° 51.419′ W. Marker is in Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Poe Avenue and Palmetto Street, on the left when traveling west on Poe Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is located along a park walkway, at the western end of a line artillery pieces. Marker is in this post office area: Sullivans Island SC 29482, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Armament (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Cannon Row (here, next to this marker); 13-Inch Seacoast Mortar (here, next to this marker); 10-Inch Confederate Columbiad (a few steps from this marker); 10-Inch Columbiad (Rodman) H.L. Hunley Disappears (a few steps from this marker); Discovering the Hunley (a few steps from this marker); The Hunley Recovery Project (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sullivan's Island.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.