HOG ISLAND
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Mvillian
N 32° 47.257 W 079° 54.059
17S E 602913 N 3628277
Quick Description: This marker is located on Patriots Point, formerly called Hog Island..Erected in 2004
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 4/10/2006 7:29:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMA7X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mvillian
Views: 36

Long Description:

HOG ISLAND Now called Patriots Point, Hog Island played a crucial role in the defence of Charleston Harbor. In 1775, Patriot forces were sinking old ships in the deep Hog Island Channel to block British access to the Wando and Cooper Rivers. They were fired upon by British ships in the first naval battle of the Revolutionary war in SC. This hostile act served to promote the Patriot cause.(continued on other side)

HOG ISLAND(continued from other side)During the Civil War, mines were placed in the Hog Island Channel by the Confederates as a defense against Union ships. A Confederate gun battery on the tip of Hog Island also protected the channel. The island was gradually connected to the mainland by dredge spoil. The area was annexed by Mount Pleasant in 1975 and was later developed and renamed Patriots Point.

Marker Name: HOG ISLAND

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Other

County: Charleston

Marker number: Not listed

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