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General Robert E. Lee

Fighting Near Coosawhatchie

 
 
General Robert E. Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
1. General Robert E. Lee Marker
Inscription. (Text front):
General Robert E. Lee
Following the capture of Hilton Head, Beaufort, and the nearby sea islands in the fall of 1861, General Robert E. Lee was given command of the coastal military department of South Carolina, and East Florida. From his headquarters at Coosawhatchie, about 4 miles SW, he planned the strategy and defenses which successfully contained the enemy until the end of the war.

(Text reverse):
Fighting Near Coosawhatchie
On October 22, 1862, in running encounters near Coosawhatchie, Frampton's Plantation, and Pocotaligo, Confederate troops successfully defended the Charleston~Savannah railroad and the interior of South Carolina against a Union attack force of 4,448 men from Hilton Head.
 
Erected 1991 by Point South Merchants Association. (Marker Number 27-8.)
 
Location. 32° 37.875′ N, 80° 52.657′ W. Marker is in Yemassee, South Carolina, in Jasper County. Marker is on Frontage road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located about 1 mile W of Pocotaligo at Point South, intersection of I-95 and US 17/US 21 (E side). Marker is in this post office area: Yemassee SC 29945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Fighting Near Coosawhatchie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
2. Fighting Near Coosawhatchie Marker
markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Pocotaligo (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); " The Frampton Line " (approx. 0.3 miles away); Southern Live Oak Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Frampton Lines (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Coosawhatchie (approx. 4.1 miles away); Coosawhatchie (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sheldon Union Academy (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ruins of Old Sheldon (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
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Also see . . .  47 Pennsylvania Volunteer Veterans Infantry Regiment. This regiment of infantry was tasked with burning the railroad bridge and destroy as much track as possible. (Submitted on March 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General Robert E. Lee Marker, along Frontage road, near Exit 33, I-95 in S.C. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 17, 2008
3. General Robert E. Lee Marker, along Frontage road, near Exit 33, I-95 in S.C.
Fighting Near Coosawhatchie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Fighting Near Coosawhatchie Marker
Along Frontage Road US 17, US 21 , exit 33 , I-95, in South Carolina, looking east
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,189 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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