South Carolina Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

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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 Comer.
Blair Camp, South Carolina – Near Charleston.
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 Sullivans Island.
Carolina Fort, South Carolina – At Port Royal.
Castle Pinckney, South Carolina – Charleston Harbor.
Caswell Battery, South Carolina – At Fort Caswell.
Chapman Fort, South Carolina – On Ashepoo River.
Cheteo River Camp on, Oregon – At mouth of 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 Hills 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 at, South Carolina – Fort Putnam, 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 – Seven 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.
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.
Fornance Camp, South Carolina – At Columbia.
Fraziers Wharf Fort at, South Carolina – At Charleston.
Fremont Fort, South Carolina – On St. Helena Island, near Beaufort.

Gadsden’s Warf, 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, Fort 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 – Three miles from Grahamville.
Howell Fort, South Carolina – At Hiltonhead.
Huger Fort, South Carolina – Near Charleston.
Huguenin’s Plantation Battery at South Carolina

Jackson Fort, Louisianna – Mississippi River, 65 miles below New Orleans, opposite Fort St. Phillip.
James Island Cantonment on South Carolina.
Jameson Fort, South Carolina.
Jasper Battery, South Carolina – At Sullivans Island.
Johnson Fort, South Carolina – On James Island, in Charleston Harbor.

Kiawah Island Fortifications on South Carolina
Kirby Battery, South Carolina – Near Charleston, formerly Battery O’Rourke.
Kearny Battery, South Carolina – Near Charleston.

Lamar Fort, South Carolina – In Charleston Harbor.
Lawn Fort, South Carolina – Chester County; now town of that name.
La wrens Street Battery, South Carolina – In Charleston.
Lawton Battery, South Carolina – Near Savannah.
Little Congaree Bridge Fortifications at, South Carolina.
Littlejohn Fort, South Carolina.
Lyttleton, Fort, South Carolina – At Beaufort.

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 – In York County; now town of that name.
Moffitt Channel Battery at, South Carolina – On Sullivans Island.
Monks Corner Camp at. South Carolina – Thirty 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.
Musgroves Mills Post at, South Carolina – On Enoree River.

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.
Bugeleys 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.
Stono Inlet Fortifications at, South Carolina
Stono River Fort on, South Carolina.
Styles Battery, South Carolina – On James Island.
Sugar House Fort, South Carolina – At Charleston.
Sullivan Fort, South Carolina – In Charleston Harbor.
Sullivans Island Batteries at, South Carolina – Charleston Harbor.
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 – On James Island.
Waring Battery, South Carolina – At Charleston.
Wetherill Camp, South Carolina – At Greenville.
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.
Winyaw Fort, South Carolina – At Georgetown.
Winyaw Bay, Redoubts at, South Carolina.
Wright battery, South Carolina – On James Island



MLA Source Citation:

War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Returns Division. List of Military Posts Etc. Established in the United States from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1902. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 6 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/south-carolina/south-carolina-frontier-forts-prior-to-1902.htm - Last updated on Nov 7th, 2013


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