Water for the Army - Sullivans Island SC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 32° 45.533 W 079° 51.357
17S E 607165 N 3625136
Quick Description: In 1898 as Battery Jasper neared completion, work began on these two 30,000 gallon cisterns. Concrete gutters atop Jasper were designed to collect rain water, which was conducted to these holding tanks.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2020 4:48:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM13719
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
Water for the Army-Fort Moultrie--In 1898 as Battery Jasper neared completion, work began on these two 30,000 gallon cisterns. Concrete gutters atop Jasper were designed to collect rain water, which was conducted to these holding tanks.

To provide additional water, particularly in times of drought, the drilling of the artesian well to the right began in 1897. By February 1898 a depth of 1238 feet was reached and due to the earth's internal pressure, water flowed continuously like a fountain.

The well functions to this day, but the water is not drinkable.
Marker Name: Water for the Army

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Battle (war)

County: United States of America

Marker number: Not listed

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