Battery Saxton

Historic Property
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Street Address:
-22282226 Boundary St.;(Beaufort County)

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Tax Number:
R120 026 00A 102A 0000
Date Surveyed:
April 2 1997
Construction Date:
Alteration Date:
circa 1960
National Register Determination:
Signficant Architectural Features:
Remnants of an earthenwork fortification consisting of a single lateral mound oriented from north to south extending between 2226-2228 Boundary St. and the adjacent property to the west. A modern automobile service facility has been constructed on the fr
The earthenwork is overgrown with trees and partially obscured by landscaping from the adjacent fast food restaurant. The site of the former battery is overgrown. The entire property has been compromised by recent development on and adjacent to the site.
Historical Information:
The earthenwork was constructed by federal forces during the occupation of Beaufort during the Civil War. Built in 1862 as Fort Saxton, this site was one of several installations shown on a period map of area defenses and was intended to prevent invasion
Source of Historical Information:
Dr. Stephen Wise, Parris Island Museum; map of the defenses of Beaufort, original in the National Archives, photocopy in the Historic Beaufort Foundation Collection.
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