The British Fortifications

The British Fortifications (HM774)

Location: Ninety Six, SC 29666 Greenwood County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 8.863', W 82° 1.118'

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Cruger assumed command at Ninety Six in August, 1780, and quickly strengthened the defenses. By October he had built a stockade and ditch around "ye Court house and the principle houses" and added blockhouses, probably on the Island Ford and Charleston roads.

Cruger hinted to Lord Charles Cornwallis that 'the Ideas of an Engineer would not injure us..." Lieutenant Henry Haidans, a military engineer, reached the post in early December and reported "the works in a much better state than expected..." Haldane recommended adding an abatis (fallen trees arranged with sharpened branches facing an enemy) on a line 30 yards from the ditch and construction of the Star Fort to protect the eastern flank of the town.
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HM NumberHM774
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 4:32am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 406092 N 3779003
Decimal Degrees34.14771667, -82.01863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 8.863', W 82° 1.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 8' 51.78" N, 82° 1' 7.08" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1105-1199 Star Fort, Ninety Six SC 29666, US
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