Sullivans Island in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Harbor Defense 1898-1939
Batteries Bingham and McCorkle
15-Pounder Rapid-Fire gun in Battery McCorkle.
Gunners aimed the rapid-fire guns directly, with open sights or telescopic sights.
The fifteen-pounder rapid-fire gun is mounted on a balanced pillar mount so it can be lowered when not in use.
4.7-inch Armstrong gun in Battery Bingham.
These guns were bought from Great Britain to meet the Spanish American War crisis.
Both guns fired fixed ammunition like big rifle cartridges. Principal targets would have been minesweepers, torpedo-boats, and small warships.
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Location. 32° 45.553′ N, 79° 51.439′ W. Marker is in Sullivans Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Middle Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on Battery Bingham, in Fort Moultrie National Monument, stop two of the fort tour. Marker is in this post office area: Sullivans Island SC 29482, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Harbor Vigilance (a few steps from this marker); H.L. Hunley Disappears (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Armament (within shouting distance of this marker); 1860 Flanking Caponniere (within shouting distance of this marker); 13-Inch Seacoast Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); 10-Inch Confederate Columbiad (within shouting distance of this marker); Harbor Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); 10-Inch Columbiad (Rodman) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sullivans Island.
Categories. • War, Spanish-American • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.