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Near Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Garrison Defending Fort Sumter

During the Bombardment

 

—April 12-14, 1861 —

 
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By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. The Garrison Defending Fort Sumter Marker
Inscription.
Erected by the United States
1932
In memory of the Garrison
Defending Fort Sumter
during the bombardment
April 12-14, 1861


Major Robert Anderson
First U.S. Artillery
commanding
Corps of Engineers
Captain John G. Foster
1st Lieut. George W. Snyder
2nd Lieut. Richard K. Meade

Medical Department
Asst. Surg. Samuel W. Crawford

1st U.S. Artillery
Captain Abner Doubleday
1st Lieut. Jefferson C. Davis
1st Lieut. Truman Seymour
2nd Lieut. Norman J. Hall
Ordnance Sgt. James Kearney
Q.M. Sgt. Willaim H. Hamner

Band
Sgt. James E. Gallway
Corp. Andrew Smith
Pvt. Patrick Murphy
Pvt. Tedeschi Onoratto
Pvt. Peter Rice
Pvt. Henry Schmidt
Pvt. John Urquhart
Pvt. Andrew Wickstrom

Company E
1st Sgt. Eugene Scheibner
Sgt. Thomas Kirnan
Sgt. James Chester
Corp. Owen McGuire
Corp. Francis J. Oakes
Corp. Charles Bringhurst
Corp. Henry Ellerbrook
Musician Charles Hall
Artificer Philip Andermann
Artificer John Emil Noack

Privates
Cornelius Baker
Thomas Carroll
Patrick Clancy
John Davis
James Digdam
George Fielding
Edward Gallway
James Gibbons
James Hays
Daniel Hough
John Irwin
James McDonald
Samuel Miller
John Newport
George Pinchard
Frank
The Garrison Defending Fort Sumter Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
2. The Garrison Defending Fort Sumter Monument
Rivers
Lewis Schroeder
Carl A. Sellmann
John Thompson
Charles H. Tozer
William Witzmann

Company H
1st Sgt. John Renehan
Sgt. James McMahon
Sgt. John Carmody
Sgt. John Otto
Corp. Christopher Costolan
Musician Robert Foster
Artificer Henry Strandt

Privates
Edward Brady
Barney Cain
John Doran
Dennis Johnson
John Kehoe
John Klein
John Lanagan
John Laroche
Frederick Lintner
John McGill
Frederick Meier
James Moore
William Morter
Patrick Neilan
John Nixon
Michael O'Donald
Robert Roe
William Walker
Joseph Wall
Edward Walsh
Henry R. Walter
Herman Will
Thomas Wishnouski
Caspar Wutterrel

Hospital Steward
Edward Wetfieldt

Matron
Ann Amella Weitfeildt

 
Erected 1932 by the United States.
 
Location. 32° 45.136′ N, 79° 52.497′ 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. Gorge Wall (here, next to this marker); Battery Huger
The Garrison Defending Fort Sumter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2013
3. The Garrison Defending Fort Sumter Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Fort Sumter 1861-65 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Sumter Today (a few steps from this marker); Fort Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Charleston Besieged (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter Bombarded (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Directions to Fort Sumter. Marker is located at Fort Sumter National Monument and only reached by boat. See links below for more information about access to the site. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Battle of Fort Sumter. Official records and other resources pertaining to the April, 1861 Battle of Fort Sumter. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,453 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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