Battery No. 5

Stonefield Subdivision, James Island, South Carolina


Battery #5, Parapet

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Like its sister batteries, LeRoy and Battery Number 1, Battery Number 5 was part of Beauregardís James Island Siege Line built in 1863 to replace General J.C. Pembertonís faulty defense line. As part of this important siege line, Battery Number 5 was designed to protect against an infantry attack via the Secessionville region of southern James Island. Battery Number 5 also supplemented the firepower of the Secessionville batteries and was kept in good order, mounting four guns in 1865. Battery Number 5 is the eastern terminus of the James Island Siege Line. It overlooks Seaside Creek and Secessionville on the southern edge of James Island. The battery is an earth redan with its right and left faces measuring about 200 feet and the center face about 100 feet. The parapet is approximately 10 feet high. The powder magazine has been destroyed. Listed in the National Register August 11, 1982. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 11, 1982
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Military; Engineering
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A - Event; C - Design/Construction
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  • August 18, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 10, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description"

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