General Robert E. Lee

General Robert E. Lee (HM3N8)

Location: Yemassee, SC 29945 Jasper County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 37.875', W 80° 52.657'

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Fighting Near Coosawhatchie

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General Robert E. Lee
Following the capture of Hilton Head, Beaufort, and the nearby sea islands in the fall of 1861, General Robert E. Lee was given command of the coastal military department of South Carolina, and East Florida. From his headquarters at Coosawhatchie, about 4 miles SW, he planned the strategy and defenses which successfully contained the enemy until the end of the war.

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Fighting Near Coosawhatchie
On October 22, 1862, in running encounters near Coosawhatchie, Frampton's Plantation, and Pocotaligo, Confederate troops successfully defended the Charleston~Savannah railroad and the interior of South Carolina against a Union attack force of 4,448 men from Hilton Head.
HM NumberHM3N8
Marker Number27-8
Year Placed1991
Placed ByPoint South Merchants Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 12:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 511479 N 3610415
Decimal Degrees32.63125000, -80.87761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 37.875', W 80° 52.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 37' 52.50" N, 80° 52' 39.42" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3380-3452 Point S Dr, Yemassee SC 29945, US
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