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

Battery Haskell

 
 
Battery Haskell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
1. Battery Haskell Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
This two-gun Confederate artillery battery and magazine is all that remains of Battery Haskell, a large fortification built on Legare’s Point in 1863 to help defend James and Morris Islands. This two-gun battery was just behind the left flank of Battery Haskell, named for Capt. Charles T. Haskell, Jr. of the 1st S.C. Infantry, mortally wounded on Morris Island July 10, 1863.
(Reverse text)
Battery Haskell, “a massive open work,” was built for twelve guns. In early 1865 its armament was one 8-inch smoothbore cannon, one 32-pounder smoothbore cannon, and two 10-inch mortars. It and the rest of Charleston’s defenses were evacuated February 17, 1865. Battery Haskell was gradually demolished from the 1920s to the 1960s for farm use and later for residential development.
 
Erected 2008 by The South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust. (Marker Number 10-58.)
 
Location. 32° 43.717′ N, 79° 54.648′ W. Marker is in James Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Schooner Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the eastern terminus of Schooner Drive, Lighthouse Point. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29412, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Battery Haskell Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
2. Battery Haskell Marker, reverse side
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battery Cheves (approx. 0.7 miles away); Redoubt Number 3 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Marshlands House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Fort Johnson (approx. 1.8 miles away); The First Shot of the War of Secession (approx. 1.8 miles away); Grice Marine Laboratory (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battery Reed (approx. 2.2 miles away); Riversville / Battle of Secessionville (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in James Island.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery Haskell Marker, with a part of the remaining earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
3. Battery Haskell Marker, with a part of the remaining earthworks
Battery Haskell earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
4. Battery Haskell earthworks
St. James Episcopal Church donated Battery Haskell to the So.Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust.
Battery Haskell Marker, today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
5. Battery Haskell Marker, today
Battery Haskell Marker, looking east along Schooner Drive image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
6. Battery Haskell Marker, looking east along Schooner Drive
Battery Haskell Marker, looking west on Schooner Drive image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 6, 2011
7. Battery Haskell Marker, looking west on Schooner Drive
Battery Haskell , one time, now overgrown cannon position image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 6, 2011
8. Battery Haskell , one time, now overgrown cannon position
Battery Haskell view across river marshes to Charleston Harbor, in distant background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 6, 2011
9. Battery Haskell view across river marshes to Charleston Harbor, in distant background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,204 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on January 16, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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