Near Green Pond in Colleton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Destruction of the Boston
Using one small rowboat, Lt. George Brush of the 34th U.S.C.T. made multiple trips under fire to ferry 400 members of his command to safety. 13 were killed. After the Boston was evacuated it was set afire. Brush and four other men, William Downey, John Duffy, David Gifford, and Patrick Scalan, all of the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during the engagement.
Erected 2016 by the S.C. Department of Archives & History, sponsored by Bennetts Point Fire and Community Services. (Marker Number 15-23.)
Location. 32° 36.849′ N, 80° 28.933′ W. Marker is near Green Pond, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker is on Bennetts Point Road south of Ashepoo Siding, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. It is at a pull-off
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edmundsbury (approx. 9.9 miles away); Temple of Sport (approx. 10 miles away); Old Jacksonborough (approx. 10.7 miles away); Combahee River Raid / Freedom Along The Combahee (approx. 12.1 miles away); Pon Pon Chapel (approx. 12.6 miles away); The Burial Site of Captain John Herbert Dent (approx. 12.8 miles away); Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 12.8 miles away); Battle Of Parker's Ferry (approx. 13 miles away).
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1. Bennetts Point gets an official place in history. 2017 article in the Walterboro Press and Standard. “A historical marker, entitled “Destruction of the Boston,” was placed near the scene of the battle between the Confederates manning Chapman’s Fort and the Union forces aboard the Boston. The marker was installed in a landscaped area near the Frank E. Baldwin Jr. bridge.” (Submitted on March 20, 2018.)
2. Destruction of U. S. transport Boston at Chapman's Fort, Ashepoo River, S. C. “When I arrived at Chapman's Fort I found a large Yankee steamer aground 300 yards below the piling (Submitted on March 20, 2018.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 20, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.