Combahee River Raid / Freedom Along The Combahee

Combahee River Raid / Freedom Along The Combahee (HM18YI)

Location: Yemassee, SC 29945 Beaufort County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 39.112', W 80° 41.114'

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Combahee River Raid
On June 1-2, 1863, a Federal Forceconsisting of elements of the 2ndS.C. Volunteer Infantry (an African-American unit) and the 3rd RhodeIsland Artillery conducted a raidup the Confederate-held CombaheeRiver. Col. James Montgomery ledthe expedition. Harriet Tubman,already famous for her work with theUnderground Railroad, accompaniedMontgomery on the raid.

Freedom Along The Combahee
Union gunboats landed 300 soldiersalong the river and one force cameashore here at Combahee Ferry.Soldiers took livestock and suppliesand destroyed houses, barns, and rice at nearby plantations. Morethan 700 enslaved men, women, and children were taken to freedom inperhaps the largest emancipationevent in wartime S.C. Some freedmensoon enlisted in the U.S. Army.
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HM NumberHM18YI
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Marker Number7-39
Year Placed2013
Placed BySouth Carolina Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:52pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 529519 N 3612737
Decimal Degrees32.65186667, -80.68523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 39.112', W 80° 41.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 39' 6.72" N, 80° 41' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 92-110 Charleston Hwy, Yemassee SC 29945, US
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