27-22 Battle of Pocotaligo
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member mikemtn
N 32° 37.919 W 080° 52.553
17S E 511642 N 3610496
Marker in Point South in front of the Best Western Motel
Waymark Code: WMHE9
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 07/15/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Mvillian
Views: 70

The Battle of Pocotaligo, the largest action of a three-day expedition intended to disrupt the Charleston & Savannah Railroad, took place nearby on October 22, 1862. With 2000 Confederates under Col. W.S. Walker defending the area between Charleston and Savannah, 4500 Federals under Brig. Gens. J.M. Brannon and A.M. Terry landed at Mackays Point, seven miles south.

Other side: The Confederates with only 475 men in the immediate vicinity when the day began, delayed the Federals in engagements at Caston's Plantation until 200 reinforcements arrived by train. Most of the fighting centered around Pocataligo Bridge, and by dusk the Federals withdrew toward Port Royal having done only minimal damage to the Charleston & Savannah Railroad.
Marker Name: Battle of Pocataligo

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Battle (war)

Marker number: 27-22

County: Not listed

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