The Stockade Fort Historical

The Stockade Fort Historical (HM1VQZ)

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

N 34° 8.682', W 82° 1.392'

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Ninety Six National Historic Site

The British built this "stockade fort on the right" in 1781 on property owned by James Holmes, a Loyalist, to protect the garrison's water supply.

An irregular fortification built around a barn and several out building, the stockade was surrounded by a ditch and abates, and was linked to the town by a communications trench.

When he arrived from August Georgia, in June 1781 Lt. Henry Lee assumed command of the Patriot attack against the Stockade Fort. In the final American assault on June 18, 1781, Lee's men captured the fort but held it only until Greene ordered the attack ended.
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HM NumberHM1VQZ
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Placed ByNational Park Service, US Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 405668 N 3778673
Decimal Degrees34.14470000, -82.02320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 8.682', W 82° 1.392'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 8' 40.92" N, 82° 1' 23.52" W
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Area Code(s)864
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Star Fort, Ninety Six SC 29666, US
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