Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Port Royal Island

Marker ID: SCHM 7-5
Location: US 21 near Garland Mills, N of USMC Air Station
County: Beaufort
Coordinates: N 32° 28.848    W 080° 44.387
  32.4808    -80.73978333
Style: Free Standing **


Battle of Port Royal Island. Near the old halfway house in the vicinity of Grays Hill, on February 3, 1779, a force of South Carolina militia, continentals, and volunteers, including men from Beaufort, under General William Moultrie, defeated the British in their attempt to capture Port Royal Island.