Battery White Identified as a Strategic Location

On December 30, 1860, Charles Alston, aide-de-camp to Governor Francis W. Pickens, encouraged the lowcountry planters to erect batteries:

“The Governor of South Carolina asks your aid in the erection of Batteries to protect and defend the entrance of Winyah Bay and Santee River. Millions of Property and what is far more precious than Wealth Life and Honor will be at stake if we suffer marauding bands to enter our ports….”

(George C. Rogers, Jr., The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1970), p. 388, as quoted from Board of Ordnance Papers, South Carolina Archives.)

~ by LMcL on December 30, 1860.

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