Fort Sherman

Fort Sherman (HMAE2)

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 13.336', W 80° 40.743'

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Completed in 1862, this large earth fortwas designed to defend the great Unionblockade base on Hilton Head againstConfederate land attack. Named afterthe first Union commander here, Gen.Thomas W. Sherman, the fort consistsof two miles of earthworks enclosing a 14-acre area. With other forticationsFort Sherman formed part of a defensive line 5 miles long across thenorth end of the island.
HM NumberHMAE2
Marker Number7-8
Year Placed1961
Placed ByHilton Head Island Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 530242 N 3565117
Decimal Degrees32.22226667, -80.67905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.336', W 80° 40.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 20.16" N, 80° 40' 44.58" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18 Sherman Dr, Hilton Head Island SC 29928, US
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