Battle of Sol-Legare Island

Battle of Sol-Legare Island (HMK99)

Location: Charleston, SC 29412 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 40.88', W 79° 58.043'

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The Civil War Battle of Sol-Legare Island
July 16, 1863
In Honor of
The Massachusetts 54th Regiment

During the Civil War (1861-1865) Sol-Legare Island was the site of several camps, artillery positions and battles. On this date, one of America's firstAfrican American Army Regiments, organized inthe North and led by Union Gen. Alfred Terry;bravely gave their lives to win the freedom of enslaved Africans who were held in bondagehere and on plantations throughout the south.5,200 Federal Troops occupied this Island. The 54th waged a gallent battle but lost 14 men. 17were wounded and 12 missing. It is with great pride and humble gratitude that we honor theirunwavering courage and sacrifice for a moralcause.
HM NumberHMK99
Year Placed2006
Placed ByIsland Heritage Foundation and Fielding Home for Funerals
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 596810 N 3616431
Decimal Degrees32.68133333, -79.96738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 40.88', W 79° 58.043'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 40' 52.80" N, 79° 58' 2.58" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1860-1898 Old Sol Legare Rd, Charleston SC 29412, US
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