Battery Number 5

Battery Number 5 (HMKEV)

Location: Charleston, SC 29412 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 42.473', W 79° 57.208'

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(Front text)
This was one of several Confederate earthworks constructed on the southwest portion of James Island in the summer of 1863. It was a significant part of the "New Line" or "Siege Line" intended to defend Charleston from Federal attacks up the Stono or Folly Rivers. This line replaced the 1861-62 lines that ran across James Island from Clark Sound to Wappoo Creek.
(Reverse text)
In April 1864 Battery Number 5 was manned by Company H of the 2nd S.C. Artillery, commanded by Capt. W.H. Kennady. Its armament at that time was three 24-pounder smoothbore cannon and one 12-pounder smoothbore cannon. This battery and the rest of Charleston's defenses were evacuated February 17, 1865. Battery Number 5 was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Marker Number10-56
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 10:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 598085 N 3619387
Decimal Degrees32.70788333, -79.95346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 42.473', W 79° 57.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 42' 28.38" N, 79° 57' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1282-1292 Seaside Plantation Dr, Charleston SC 29412, US
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