Moncks Corner in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Constructed on Stoney Landing Plantation, Berkeley County, on which lands this full scale replica is exhibited.
Location. 33° 11.603′ N, 79° 58.354′ W. Marker is in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Stoney Landing Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Old Santee Canal State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Moncks Corner SC 29461, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berkeley County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fair Lawn: An Archeaological Treasure (within shouting distance of this marker); Colleton House: “Unmanly Practices” or Legitimate Target? (within shouting distance of this marker); Santee Canal (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stony Landing House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wadboo Barony (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wadboo Barony: Francis Marion’s Last Headquarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Site of Moncks Corner (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moncks Corner.
Regarding C.S.S. David.
The ultimate fate of David is uncertain. Several torpedo boats of this type fell into Union hands when Charleston was captured in February 1865. David may well have been among them.
Also see . . . CSS David, Wikipedia entry. CSS David was built as a private venture by T. Stoney at Charleston, South Carolina in 1863, and put under the control of the Confederate States Navy. The cigar-shaped boat carried a 60- or 70-pound explosive charge on the end of a spar projecting forward from her bow. Designed to operate very low in the water, David resembled in general a submarine; she was, however, strictly a surface vessel. Operating on dark nights, and using anthracite coal which burns without smoke, "David" was nearly as hard to see as a true submarine. (Submitted on October 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,219 times since then and 109 times this year. Last updated on June 25, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 8. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.