Battery Cheves

Battery Cheves (HMJUT)

Location: Charleston, SC 29412 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 44.267', W 79° 54.43'

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This four-gun Confederate artillery battery was one of several earthworks built on the southeastern shore of James Island in the summer of 1863. Built between Battery Simkins and Battery Haskell, this battery was named for Capt. Langdon Cheves, an engineer who designed Battery Wagner on Morris Island and who was killed during the Federal assault there on July 10, 1863.

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The battery assisted in the defense of James and Morris Islands, and its armament in 1863 was four 8-inch smoothbore naval guns. A magazine explosion on September 15, 1863 killed five men and wounded two. Battery Cheves and the rest of Charleston's defenses were evacuated February 17, 1865. The battery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Marker Number10-59
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 4:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 602391 N 3622746
Decimal Degrees32.73778333, -79.90716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 44.267', W 79° 54.43'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 44' 16.02" N, 79° 54' 25.80" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 843 Robert E Lee Blvd, Charleston SC 29412, US
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