Civil War and Forward1860 - On November 7,1861 a flotilla of U.S. warships steamed into Port Royal and the "Cotton Kingdom" came to a swift and thunderous end. The planters were forced to flee inland, many never to return, abandoning homes, lands and slaves. Beaufort became headquarters for the U.S. Army Department of the South and the chief base for the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. The houses were used by the occupying forces and thus saved for future generations.
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|Placed By||Beaufort County|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 530737 N 3588198|
|Decimal Degrees||32.43046667, -80.67305000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 25.828', W 80° 40.383'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 25' 49.68" N, 80° 40' 22.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||803, 843|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9439 Downtown Marina, Beaufort SC 29902, US|
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