Near Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected by Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 45.143′ N, 79° 52.492′ W. Marker is near Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Touch for map. Marker is located at Fort Sumter National Monument and only reached by boat. See links below for more information about access to the site. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29412, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Sumter 1861-65 (here, next to this marker); Fort Sumter Today (here, next to this marker); The Garrison Defending Fort Sumter (a few steps from this marker); Fort Johnson (a few steps from this Charleston Besieged (a few steps from this marker); Gorge Wall (a few steps from this marker); Holding the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Moultrie (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
More about this marker. Photos on the marker show Battery Huger's guns. The photo on the lower left is captioned, A gun crew in 1901 drills on one of Battery Huger's two 12-inch rifled cannon. The crew could load and fire a 1000-pound shell every 90 seconds. The battery could hit a moving battleship eight miles away. The larger photo to the right shows both gun pits, Note Battery Huger's camouflaged pattern during World War II.
Also see . . . Directions to Fort Sumter. The only way to reach the fort is by boat. Most visitors use the Spirit Line Cruises, although private boats are allowed. (Submitted on May 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Forts, Castles • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,143 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on May 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.