Unnamed Battery No. 1

James Island, Clark's Point, South Carolina

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Ditch and Parapet

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Description 

This unnamed earth redoubt was the southern end of the eastern James Island line constructed at the direction of General J.C. Pemberton in 1862. Since this line of works was later regarded as ill-conceived and was partially destroyed, this battery is one of two remaining from a line three miles long. At the end of the war this battery mounted only two field guns, but it is important as a good example of an early, enclosed work or redoubt and the only one kept in repair through the war. This square battery is heavily covered with vegetation but is in good condition and measure approximately 240 feet by 200 feet. The parapet is about 12 feet high with a powder magazine about 17 feet in height. Listed in the National Register August 11, 1982. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 11, 1982
Reference number
82003838
Areas of significance
Military; Engineering
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Fortification
Current function
Underwater
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1862

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 28, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description"

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