Stoney Creek Battery

Historic Property
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Street Address:
401 Trask Parkway;(Beaufort County)

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Tax Number:
R700 012 000 0001 0000
Date Surveyed:
February 24 1997
Construction Date:
circa 1863
Signficant Architectural Features:
L-shaped earthenwork battery, facing both US 21 and Stony Creek, c. 10 meters from the water. Ca. 8 feet tall, grown over in trees
Historical Information:
Built as defensive earthenwork by Confederate forces c. 1863, part of a series of batteries designed to protect Pocotaligo and the Charleston & Savannah Railroad. Union forces under Oliver O. Howard encountered the battery in January 1865, found it in g
Source of Historical Information:
Bill Olendorf, personal communication, 1/19/98; D.H. Mahan, A Complete Treatise on Field Fortification ([NY]: Wiley & Long, 1836; reprint, Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishers, 1969); H. Wager Halleck, Elements of Military Art and Science (NY: D. Appleton
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