The Battle of Pocotaligo

The Battle of Pocotaligo (HM2MA)

Location: Yemassee, SC 29945 Jasper County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 37.919', W 80° 52.553'

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(Front Side): The Battle of Pocotaligo, the largest action of a three-day expedition intended to disrupt the Charleston & Savannah Railroad, took place nearby on October 22, 1862. With 2000 Confederates under Col. W.S. Walker defending the area between Charleston and Savannah, 4500 Federals under Brig. Gens. J.M. Brannon and A.M. Terry landed at Mackays Point, seven miles south.

(Back Side): The Confederates with only 475 men in the immediate vicinity when the day began, delayed the Federals in engagements at Caston's Plantation until 200 reinforcements arrived by train. Most of the fighting centered around Pocataligo Bridge, and by dusk the Federals withdrew toward Port Royal having done only minimal damage to the Charleston & Savannah Railroad.
HM NumberHM2MA
Marker Number27-22
Year Placed2002
Placed ByS.C. Society Of The Military Order Of The Stars and Bars
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 8:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 511642 N 3610496
Decimal Degrees32.63198333, -80.87588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 37.919', W 80° 52.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 37' 55.14" N, 80° 52' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3456-3572 427, Yemassee SC 29945, US
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