Historic Markers Across South Carolina



General Robert E. Lee



Marker ID: SCHM 27-8
Location: about 1 mile W of Pocotaligo at Point South, intersection of 1-95 & US 17 (E side)
County: Jasper
Coordinates: N 32° 37.875    W 080° 52.657
  32.63125    -80.877617
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Following the capture of Hilton Head, Beaufort, and the nearby sea island in the fall of 1861, General Robert E. Lee was given command of the coastal military department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida. From his headquarters at Coosawhatchie, about 4 miles SW, he planned the strategy and defenses that successfully contained the enemy until the end of the war.

Erected by Point South Merchants Association - 1991


Notes:

Two sided - Fighting Near Coosawhatchie

More Information:
Wikipedia - Robert Edward Lee
A History of Coosawhatchie, South Carolina