Second Approach Trench

Second Approach Trench (HM78E)

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

N 34° 8.811', W 82° 1.12'

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June 6, 1781

"Our approaches are going on but slowly owing to the want of men to dig."
General Nathanael Greene

Early in the siege Greene set up a roation to relieve the exhausted sappers. One team dug while another returned to camp to fashion gabions (large baskets filled with earth) or gather wood for fascines (large bundles of sticks and branches) to fortify trench walls.
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HM NumberHM78E
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:50pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 406088 N 3778907
Decimal Degrees34.14685000, -82.01866667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 8.811', W 82° 1.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 8' 48.66" N, 82° 1' 7.20" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20202 Star Fort, Ninety Six SC 29666, US
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