Whippy Swamp Muster Ground

Whippy Swamp Muster Ground (HMTIS)

Location: Hampton, SC 29924 Hampton County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 55.023', W 81° 4.695'

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This area, called Whippy Swamp Cross Roads, was in Beaufort District before Hampton County was created in 1878. In 1840 the Whippy Swamp Guards of the 12th S.C. Militia built their "militia house" nearby. It hosted inspections, drills, picnics, and political speeches. Two Confederate companies formed in 1861-62 were made up of men of the antebellum Guards: Co. D, 11th S.C. Infantry, and Co. D, 24th S.C. Infantry.
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Other members of the antebellum Whippy Swamp Guards served in several Confederate units from this area. On October 22, 1862, at the Battle of Pocotaligo, the silk flag of the Whippy Swamp Guards was captured by the 48th N.Y. Infantry. Maj. John J. Harrison of the 11th S.C., former captain of the Guards, was killed. The militia house was torn down shortly after the Civil War.
Marker Number25-17
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Hampton Museum and Visitors' Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 12:13am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 492683 N 3642093
Decimal Degrees32.91705000, -81.07825000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 55.023', W 81° 4.695'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 55' 1.38" N, 81° 4' 41.70" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 Bamberg Hwy, Hampton SC 29924, US
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