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Historical Markers in James Island, South Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Charleston County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Charleston County, SC (665) Berkeley County, SC (96) Colleton County, SC (48) Dorchester County, SC (47) Georgetown County, SC (111)  CharlestonCounty(665) Charleston County (665)  BerkeleyCounty(96) Berkeley County (96)  ColletonCounty(48) Colleton County (48)  DorchesterCounty(47) Dorchester County (47)  GeorgetownCounty(111) Georgetown County (111)
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1 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, James Island — Battery Reed
Here stood Battery Reed commanded by Lt. Col. Ellison Capers, June 16, 1862.Map (db m67361) HM
2 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, James Island — 10-108 — Hunter's Volunteers
(side 1) This site once belonged to Hunter's Volunteers, an African American militia est. on James Island by 1877. Part of the S.C. National Guard, the unit kept an enlistment of 30-40 men tasked with helping preserve civil order. Most . . . Map (db m219423) HM
3 South Carolina, Charleston County, James Island — 10-59 — Battery Cheves
(Front text) This four-gun Confederate artillery battery was one of several earthworks built on the southeastern shore of James Island in the summer of 1863. Built between Battery Simkins and Battery Haskell, this battery was named for . . . Map (db m29773) HM
4 South Carolina, Charleston County, James Island — 10-58 — Battery Haskell
(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 . . . Map (db m39708) HM
5 South Carolina, Charleston County, James Island — Battle of Secessionville
This stone marks the site of the Battle of Secessionville June 16, 1862. Erected by Secessionville Chapter, U.D.C. 1924.Map (db m21319) HM
6 South Carolina, Charleston County, James Island — Grice Marine Laboratory
The George D. Grice Marine Biological Laboratory In grateful appreciation of his forsight and tireless efforts which resulted in the establishment of this center for the study of and research in Marine Biology, the . . . Map (db m58758) HM
7 South Carolina, Charleston County, James Island — Marshlands HouseCirca 1810
The Marshlands House was built by John Ball on his Cooper River rice plantation. In 1901 Marshlands was sold to the U,S. Navy for the shipyard. Threatened with demolition, the home was barged to its present location in 1961. The Federalist . . . Map (db m30630) HM
8 South Carolina, Charleston County, James Island — 10-61 — Redoubt Number 3
(Front) Redoubt Number 3, built here in 1861-62, was one of six identical Confederate earthworks built across the enter of James Island, known collectively as the East Lines. Intended to help defend Charleston from Federal attacks up the . . . Map (db m30586) HM
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9 South Carolina, Charleston County, James Island — Secessionville
The Battle of Secessionville, fought here on 16 June 1862, broke the Union advance through James Island against Charleston and was the most significant battle of the Civil War in South Carolina. Confederate troops under Col. Thomas G. Lamar . . . Map (db m29563) HM
10 South Carolina, Charleston County, James Island — Site of Fort Johnson
Site of Fort Johnson In 1776 Prior to the battle of Sullivan's Island General William Moultrie here raised The First Flag of Liberty This building was a unit of the fort. (Emblem: D.A.R.) Placed by Rebecca Motte Chapter . . . Map (db m40075) HM
11 South Carolina, Charleston County, James Island — The First Shot of the War of Secession
1861 - 1961 At half past four on the morning of April 12, 1861, from a mortar near this spot on Fort Johnson, the first shot of the War of Secession was fired, by order of Captain George S. James of the Confederate States Army. The . . . Map (db m29958) HM
12 South Carolina, Charleston County, Secessionville, James Island — 10-56 — Battery Number 5
This was one of several Confederate earthworks constructed on the southwest portion of James Island in the summer of 1863. It was a significant part of the “New Line” or “Siege Line” intended to defend Charleston from Federal attacks up the Stono . . . Map (db m30551) HM
13 South Carolina, Charleston County, Secessionville, James Island — 10-34 — Riversville / Battle of Secessionville
(Front text) Riversville Riversville, an antebellum village of fourteen acres, with seven lots on Savannah (later Secessionville) Creek, was established here in 1851 by Constant H. Rivers (1829-1910), who believed that the sandy soils . . . Map (db m29586) HM
 
 
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Feb. 22, 2024