Battle of Port Royal

Battle of Port Royal (HMARJ)

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 14.103', W 80° 40.696'

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A decisive battle in the Civil War tookplace here on Nov. 7, 1861, when 18Union warships with about 55 supportingcraft led by Adm. S.E. DuPont bombardedfor 4½ hours the Confederate forcesin Fort Walker on this shore and FortBeauregard on the opposite point.About 13,000 troops under Gen. ThomasW. Sherman then landed on this beachto establish the main Union blockadebase on the South Atlantic coast.
Marker Number7-7
Year Placed1961
Placed ByHilton Head Island Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 7:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 530311 N 3566535
Decimal Degrees32.23505000, -80.67826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 14.103', W 80° 40.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 14' 6.18" N, 80° 40' 41.76" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130 Fort Walker Dr, Hilton Head Island SC 29928, US
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