Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Honey Hill

Marker ID: SCHM 27-2
Location: about 1.8 miles E of Grahamville on US 278
County: Jasper
Coordinates: N 32° 28.944    W 080° 56.124
  32.4824    -80.9354
Style: Free Standing **


During this battle of Nov. 30, 1864, Confederate commander Charles J. Co1cock, by ordering that a nearby field of grass be set ablaze, delayed approaching Federal troops and gave the Confederates time to collect additional forces. When the Confederate position could not be taken, Union troops retreated. The site is located •about 1 mile north.

On Nov. 30, 1864, Union troops under Brig. Gen. John P. Hatch were marching to Grahamville to cut the nearby Charleston-to-Savannah rail line when they met Col. Charles J. Co1cock´s smaller Confederate force posted in a redoubt located about 1 mi. N. of here. In the ensuing battle, Union troops were repelled, owing to their lack of ammunition and strong Confederate positions.

Erected by Jasper County Bicentennial Committee - 1978


More Information:
Wikipedia - Battle of Honey Hill
CWSAC Battle Summary - Honey Hill

Wikipedia - South Carolina in the American Civil War
Wikipedia - Charleston, South Carolina in the American Civil War