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South Carolina Military Forts

Alphabetical list of forts, reservations, blockhouses, named camps, National and State Homes for soldiers, national cemeteries, etc., in the United States from its earliest settlement to date.

Many of the forts and structures named were erected by the early settlers for their own protection, and all vestige of them has now disappeared. The exact locations of many are not positively known at the present day, but reference is made to them in State histories, State papers, etc. Those in bold-faced type are now occupied by troops or are under the control of the War Department.(does not apply) The data available for consultation are known to be incomplete, and may be erroneous in some instances.

Ashepoo Redoubt, South Carolina, in Colleton County.

Balfour, Fort, South Carolina, at Pocotaligo.
Barton, Battery, South Carolina near Fort Wagner.
Bay Point, Fort, South Carolina on Phillips Island.
Beaufort National Cemetery, South Carolina. At Beaufort.
Beauregard No. 1, Fort, South Carolina. At Bay Point, Sullivans Island.
Beauregard No. 2, Fort, South Carolina Phillips Island, near Port Royal.
Bee Battery, South Carolina on Sullivans Island.
Bennett, Camp, South Carolina at Hilton Head.
Biggin Bridge, Redoubt, South Carolina near Monks Corner
Bingham, Battery, South Carolina at Fort Moultrie.
Big Cottonwood Creek, campon, South Dakota, 60 miles southwest of Pierre.
Blair, Camp, South Carolina near Charleston.
Blythe's Point, fort at, South Carolina Fort Winyaw.
Boyds Creek, battery at, South Carolina
Breach Inlet, battery at, South Carolina Charleston Harbor.
Broad River, camp on, South Carolina, Near Fish Dam Ford.
Bulls Bay, fortifications at, South Carolina near Charleston.

Cambridge, star battery at, South Carolina.
Capron Battery, South Carolina at Fort Moultrie, Sullivans Island.
Carolina, Fort, South Carolina at Port Royal.
Castle Pinckney, South Carolina Charleston Harbor.
Chapman, Fort, South Carolina on Ashepoo River.
Charles, Fort, South Carolina at Port Royal.
Charleston Arsenal, South Carolina at Charleston.
Charleston Barracks, South Carolina at Charleston.
Charlotte, Fort, South Carolina on Savannah River.
Chatfield, battery, South Carolina in Charleston Harbor.
Cheraw Hill, fort at, South Carolina
Cherokee, Fort, South Carolina
Cheves, Battery, South Carolina in Charleston Harbor.
Coles Island, fortifications on, South Carolina.
Cole's Old Field, camp at, South Carolina.
Cummings Point, fort and battery at, South Carolina., Fort Putnam and Battery Gregg, near Charleston.

Dahlgren, Battery, South Carolina on Sullivans Island.
Darrell Fort, South Carolina in Charleston Harbor.
Delafield, Fort, South Carolina South end of Folly Island.
Dorchester, Fort, South Carolina
Down's Fort, South Carolina 7 miles below Camden.
Drayton, Fort, South Carolina on Otter Island.
Dreadnought, Fort, South Carolina at Silver Bluff, Savannah River.
Drunken Dick Shoals, reservation at, South Carolina.
Duane, Fort, South Carolina a defense of Beaufort.

Edisto, Fort, South Carolina Point of Pines, Edisto Island.
Ellis, Fort, North Carolina on Roanoke Island, near Newbern.
Exchange, Fort, South Carolina at Charleston.

Fenwicks Island, fort on, South Carolina near Charleston.
Ferguson, Fort, South Carolina Charleston Harbor.
Fishing Creek, camp at, South Carolina during the Revolution.
Florence National Cemetery, South Carolina at Florence.
Fornanee Battery, South Carolina at Fort Fremont.
Fornanee, Camp, South Carolina at Columbia.
Frazier's wharf, fort at, South Carolina at Charleston.
Fremont, Fort, South Carolina on St. Helena Island, near Beaufort.

Gadsden's wharf, fort at, South Carolina at Charleston.
Galpin, Fort, South Carolina at Silver Bluff, on Savannah River, 12 miles below Augusta; also called Fort Dreadnaught.
Gibbs, Fort, South Carolina.
Glover, Battery, South Carolina on James River, near Charleston.
Goat Island, fort on, South Carolina on Stono Inlet.
Godolphin, Fort, South Carolina same as Fort Galpin.
Governors Bridge, fort at, South Carolina near Charleston.
Granby, Fort, South Carolina near Columbia.
Green, Fort, South Carolina on Folly Island.
Gregg, Battery, South Carolina at Cummings Point.

Haddrells Point, reservation, South Carolina in Charleston Harbor.
Hanging Rock, post of, South Carolina during the Revolution.
Haskell, Battery, South Carolina on James River.
Hays, Battery, South Carolina on Morris Island.
Hayward, Fort, South Carolina at junction of Barnwell Creek with Coosaw River.
Hill, Fort, South Carolina on the estate of John C. Calhoun, in Pickens County; now town of that name.
Hobkirks Hill, redoubt at, South Carolina near Camden.
Holbrook, Battery, South Carolina on Morris Island.
Honey Hill, battery at, South Carolina 3 miles from Grahamville.
Howell, Fort, South Carolina at Hilton Head.
Huger, Fort, South Carolina near Charleston.
Huguenin's plantation, battery at, South Carolina in Taylor County.

James Island, cantonment on, South Carolina.
Jameson, Fort, South Carolina.
Jasper Battery, South Carolina at Fort Moultrie, on Sullivans Island.
Jesup, Battery, South Carolina at Fort Fremont.
Johnson, Fort, South Carolina on James Island, in Charleston Harbor.

Kearny, Battery, South Carolina near Charleston.
Kiawah Island, fortifications on, South Carolina.
Kirby, Battery, South Carolina near Charleston; formerly Battery O'Rourke.

Lamar, Fort, South Carolina in Charleston Harbor.
Lawn, Fort, South Carolina Chester County; now town of that name.
Lawrens Street Battery, South Carolina in Charleston.
Lawton, Battery, South Carolina near Savannah.
Little Congaree Bridge, fortifications at, South Carolina.
Littlejohn, or Littleton, Fort, South Carolina near Beaufort.
Logan, Battery, South Carolina at Fort Moultrie.
Lookout, Camp, South Carolina 6 miles from Fort Walker.
Lord, Battery, South Carolina at Fort Moultrie.
Lyttleton, or Littleton, Fort, South Carolina, near Beaufort.

McCorkle, Battery, South Carolina at Fort Moultrie.
Madison, Fort, South Carolina in Oconee County; now town of that name.
Marion, Fort, South Carolina at Beaufort.
Marion, Battery, South Carolina on Sullivans Island.
Marion, Camp, South Carolina at Summerville.
Marshall, Fort, South Carolina on Sullivans Island.
Martello Tower, Fort, South Carolina on Sullivans Island.
Mechanic, Fort, South Carolina at Charleston.
Mill, Fort, South Carolina at Okefinokee Swamp.
Moffit Channel, battery at, South Carolina. On Sullivans Island.
Monks Corner, camp at, South Carolina 30 miles north of Charleston.
Moore, Fort, South Carolina on Savannah River, 120 miles from Charleston.
Morris Island, works on, South Carolina.
Motte, Fort, South Carolina Orangeburg County; now town of that name on Southern Railway.
Moultrie, Fort, South Carolina on Sullivans Island, in Charleston Harbor.
Mount Pleasant, Battery, South Carolina on Sullivans Island.

Ninety-six, Fort, South Carolina near Cambridge, Abbeville district.
North Edisto Inlet, fortifications on, South Carolina.
North Santee, redoubt on, South Carolina Mouth of North Santee River.

Olney, Stephen, Camp, South Carolina at Hilton Head.
O'Rourke, Battery, South Carolina on Morris Island.
Otter Island, fort on, South Carolina St. Helena Sound, Fort Drayton.

Pages Point, battery at, South Carolina
Palachocolas, Fort, South Carolina Savannah River.
Palmetto, Fort, South Carolina at Stono Inlet.
Pemberton, Fort, South Carolina on Stono River, near Charleston.
Pinckney, Castle, South Carolina in Charleston Harbor.
Pines, Point of, fort at, South Carolina Fort Edisto.
Point, Battery, South Carolina on Sullivans Island.
Port Royal Roads, forts at, South Carolina.
Prince George, Fort, South Carolina on Savannah River, 300 miles from Charleston.
Pringle, Battery, South Carolina on James Island.
Purviance, Battery, South Carolina on Morris Island.
Putnam, Fort, South Carolina at Cummings Point, Charleston Harbor.

Ramsay, Battery, South Carolina on James Island.
Reynolds, Battery, South Carolina on Morris Island.
Ripley, Fort, South Carolina in Charleston harbor.
Rugeleys Mills, camp at, South Carolina during War of Revolution.
Rutledge, Battery, South Carolina
Ryan, Battery, South Carolina on James Island.

St. Helena Sound, fort on, South Carolina Fort Fremont.
Salvador, Fort, South Carolina
Sams Point, fort on, South Carolina Mouth of Coosa River.
Sand Bar Ferry, fort at, South Carolina Fort Moore.
Scotts Lake, fort on, South Carolina Fort Watson.
Sea Brook, battery at South Carolina.
Secessionville, battery near, South Carolina on Jones Island.
Seward, Fort, South Carolina on Bay Point.
Seymour, Battery, South Carolina Charleston Harbor.
Shaw, Fort, South Carolina on Morris Island.
Sherman, Fort, South Carolina at Hiltonhead.
Simpson's Battery, South Carolina at Charleston.
South Edisto Inlet, fort at, South Carolina.
Stevens, Fort, South Carolina a defense of Beaufort.
Stevens, Battery, South Carolina on Morris Island, Charleston Harbor.
Strong, Fort, South Carolina On Morris Island.
Styles, Battery, South Carolina On James Island.
Sugar House, Fort, South Carolina At Charleston.
Stono Inlet, fortifications at, South Carolina.
Stono River, fort on, South Carolina.
Sullivan, Fort, South Carolina In Charleston Harbor.
Sullivans Island, fort at, South Carolina Charleston Harbor, Fort Moultrie.
Sumter, Fort, South Carolina In Charleston Harbor.
Swamp Angel Battery, South Carolina In Charleston Harbor.

Topsail Inlet, fort at, South Carolina Fort Beaufort.
Trenholm, Fort, South Carolina in Charleston Harbor.
Tyler's Battery, South Carolina at James Island.

Union Battery, South Carolina on Folly Island.

Vanderhorst Wharf, battery at, South Carolina at Charleston.

Waddy, Fort, South Carolina near Charleston.
Wagner, Fort, South Carolina on Morris Island.
Walker, Fort, South Carolina at Hilton Head; name changed to Fort Wells.
Wampler, Battery, South Carolina on James Island.
Wappoo, Battery, South Carolina.
Waring, Battery, South Carolina at Charleston.
Wassaw Island, fortifications on, South Carolina.
Wateree Ford, battery at, South Carolina
Watson, Fort, South Carolina on Wrights Bluff, near Scotts Lake.
Wells, Fort, South Carolina First called Fort Walker.
Wetherill, Camp, South Carolina at Greenville.
White Point, fort at, South Carolina near Charleston.
Winyaw, Fort, South Carolina at Blythe's Point, near Georgetown.
Winyaw Bay, redoubts at, South Carolina.
Wright, Battery, South Carolina on James Island. 

Military Forts

Source: Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B. Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.

 
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