Approach Trench

Approach Trench (HM77S)

Location: Ninety Six, SC 29666 Greenwood County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 8.818', W 82° 1.107'

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June 2, 1781

"Not a man could shew his head but what he was immediately shot down."
General Nathanael Green

Approach trenches, called saps, connected one parallel to the next. These angled ditches allowed troops to move toward the fort without taking direct fire from the enemy. Sappers, or laborers who dug the tranches, broke through the hard red soil sometimes with only candlelight to gide them. Dangerous musket volleys often cost them their lives.
HM NumberHM77S
Year Placed2009
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 406108 N 3778919
Decimal Degrees34.14696667, -82.01845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 8.818', W 82° 1.107'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 8' 49.08" N, 82° 1' 6.42" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5900-5924 Star Fort, Ninety Six SC 29666, US
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