Lord Cornwallis

Lord Cornwallis (HMQQ4)

Location: Isle of Palms, SC 29451 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 46.612', W 79° 48.481'

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(Front text)
Major General Charles Cornwallis established a brigade headquarters not far from this site on or around June 19, 1776. His brigade was part of a British army under the command of Sir Henry Clinton, which had occupied this island as a staging point for attacking the palmetto log fort on Sullivan's Island. This was Cornwallis's first major command in America.
(Reverse text)
Cornwallis's troops were prevented from crossing Breach Inlet on June 28, 1776, by the fire of S. C. Rangers on the opposite shore. The British were defeated and sailed for New York. Cornwallis returned in 1780 as second in command of the army that captured Charles Town. Left in command of the South, he finally surrendered at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.
HM NumberHMQQ4
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
Marker Number10-11
Year Placed2005
Placed ByReplacing a marker erected in 1972 by the South Carolina Society, Sons of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 9:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 611632 N 3627179
Decimal Degrees32.77686667, -79.80801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.612', W 79° 48.481'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 36.72" N, 79° 48' 28.86" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120 Charleston Blvd, Isle of Palms SC 29451, US
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