Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Folly Island, S.C. in the Civil War-- Part 2: Forts and Batteries

The Union forces constructed batteries and forts at both the northern and southern ends of Folly island.  A large commissary depot, known as Pawnee Landing was built more toward the middle of the island to load and unload troops and supplies.  This is probably where the cannonballs discovered after Hurricane Matthew were discovered.

The only actual fighting on Folly island took place May 10, 1863, when Confederates attacked Union pickets on the left side of Little Folly island.  It was a light action, more of a skirmish as the Southerners were mostly on a reconnaissance mission to gather information and take prisoners.

--Old Secesh

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