Miller Hill, Johnís Island in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Federal Expedition on John's Island / Battle of Burden's Causeway
Federal Expedition on John's Island
The Battle of Burdenís Causeway was the climax of a Federal expedition against Johnís Island, July 2-9, 1864. 5000 Federals under Brig. Gen. John P. Hatch crossed the Stono River and advanced along it. By July 6th they occupied a strong position here, where a bridge on Burdenís Causeway crossed Burdenís Creek.
Battle of Burden's Causeway
Fewer than 2000 Confederates under Brig. Gen. B.H. Robertson opposed the Federals. Brief skirmishing and shelling occurred on July 7th and 8th. On July 9, 1864, the Confederates attacked, were repulsed, were reinforced, and attacked again. Hatch, compelled to withdraw, evacuated Johnís Island late that night.
Erected 2006 by The Carolina Historical Site Preservation Foundation, Inc., and Secession Camp #4, Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 10-50.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 32° 43.108′ N, 80° 1.295′ W. Marker is in Miller Hill, Johnís Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johns Island SC 29455, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Progressive Club (approx. 3.1 miles away); Battery Number 5 (approx. 4 miles away); Battle of Sol-Legare Island (approx. 4.1 miles away); John's Island Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Battery Reed (approx. 4.4 miles away); Secessionville (approx. 4.5 miles away); Battle of Secessionville (approx. 4.5 miles away); Riversville / Battle of Secessionville (approx. 4.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The American Civil War. The Battle of Bloody Bridge July 6-9, 1864 in Johns Island, South Carolina (Submitted on April 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. John Porter Hatch. In 1864, he was assigned to the Department of the South, where he had charge of the coast division. He was in charge of operations on John's Island, South Carolina, in July and led the Federal forces at the Battle of Honey Hill in November. (Submitted on April 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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