Riversville / Battle of Secessionville

Riversville / Battle of Secessionville (HMJQ2)

Location: Charleston, SC 29412 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 42.365', W 79° 56.339'

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(Front text)
Riversville, an antebellum village of fourteen acres, with seven lots on Savannah (later Secessionville) Creek, was established here in 1851 by Constant H. Rivers (1829-1910), who believed that the sandy soils and marsh breezes of James Island would protect inhabitants from the "malarious gases" common to the coast during the summer months.

(Reverse text)
Battle of Secessionville
The village, renamed Secessionville by early 1861, gave its name to the battle fought nearby on June 16, 1862, in which Confederates repulsed numerous Federal assaults on an earthwork built across the peninsula and crushed Union hopes for an early occupation of Charleston. A water battery overlooking the marsh to the northeast was one of several earthworks built here in 1862 and 1863.
HM NumberHMJQ2
Marker Number10-34
Year Placed1999
Placed ByChicora Foundation, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:32am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599445 N 3619201
Decimal Degrees32.70608333, -79.93898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 42.365', W 79° 56.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 42' 21.90" N, 79° 56' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1128 Fort Lamar Rd, Charleston SC 29412, US
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