Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Confederate Navy Yard



Marker ID: UDC 34-2
Location: US 76, about 8 miles W of Marion at Pee Dee River Bridge
County: Marion
Coordinates: N 34° 12.228    W 079° 32.301
  34.2038    -79.53835
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

The Confederacy established a navy yard 1/4 mile NW about 1853 on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River. Here, under the command of Lt. Van Renssalaer Morgan, a wooden gunboat, the C.S.S. Pee Dee, was built. Launched by November 1864, it was burned to prevent its capture by Federal Forces in March 1865.

Erected by the U.D.C Pee Dee District - I968


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