Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cooper - O'Conner House
During the last months of the Civil War, several Union officers were confined by the Confederacy in this house. As retaliation for this imprisonment, President Lincoln moved six hundred Confederate prisoners from Fort Delaware to the stockade at Morris Island where they were under the fire of Confederate guns. Photographs taken after the occupation of Federal forces, show surrounding homes in ruin but not one shell fell on 180 Broad.
Erected by Preservation Society of Charleston.
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
Location. 32° 46.546′ N, 79° 56.336′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Broad Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located between Trapman Street and Rutledge Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 180 Broad Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 31 Savage Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moore-Trapman-Wragg House (about 600 feet away); First Medical College of South Carolina Site United States Marine Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jenkins Orphanage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Marine Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bowles - Legare House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Robert Limehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.