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

Mining Casemate

 
 
Mining Casemate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. Mining Casemate Marker
Inscription. This concrete casemate was added to the fort in 1891. It was was the control room for an electrically operated minefield, which was placed in the main shipping channel to prevent the entrance of enemy vessels into the harbor. Long cables connected the mines to an electrical panel mounted inside. On orders from the observation officers, any number of the powerful mines could be detonated.
 
Location. 32° 45.158′ N, 79° 52.502′ 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. 42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled (a few steps from this marker); Holding the Fort (a few steps from this marker); Arming the Fort (a few steps from this marker); 15-Inch Rodman (a few steps from this marker); Casemates and Cannon (a few steps from this marker); 8-Inch Columbiad (a few steps from this marker); Fort Sumter Today (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter 1861-65 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
Door to Mining Casemate image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
2. Door to Mining Casemate
 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 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
Mining Casemate image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
3. Mining Casemate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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