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° 45.14′ N, 79° 52.512′ 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. Casemates and Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Gorge Wall (a few steps from this marker); The Garrison Defending Fort Sumter (within shouting distance of this marker); Sally Port 42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Huger (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter 1861-65 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter Today (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a floor plan showing the layout of the magazine. On the right is a line drawing depicting the magazine. Wood-lined masonry walls, five feet thick, kept powder dry and safe from sparks and flame. But on December 11, 1863, the inner magazine with its store of small arms and munitions mysteriously exploded, killing eleven Confederate soldiers. The leaning brick wall and archway, still visible today, show the force of the blast.
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 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • 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 727 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.