Monday, December 5, 2016

Folly Island, S.C., in the Civil War-- Part 8: Fort Green

The fort's name:  "By order of Gen. Gilmore, an important battery on Folly Island has been named Fort Green, in honor of the memory of the late Lieut.-Col. James M. Green, of this city (Troy, New York)."

Troy Daily Times, November 7, 1863.

James Martin Green of the 48th New York Infantry, was killed July 18, 1863 in the Union assault on Fort Wagner, guarding Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.  Lt.-Col Green was last seen alive astride a rebel cannon sabering the men who were serving it.  He had entered the service as a private.

--Old Secesh

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