Friday, November 18, 2011

The Pope House at Coggins Point, SC-- Part 2

The Confederates evacuated the house so fast after the battle that General Drayton's fine horse was captured.

After the war, the house was unclaimed and eventually reportedly dismantled and sold for scrap limber in Beaufort. The plantation land remained under military control until 1927.

During World War I, the barracks were rebuilt and big guns brought in along the shore. A submarine watch was kept there during World War II.

As of 1977, an exact replica of the Pope House was being built.

Next Time You're in Hilton Head. --Old B-Runner

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