Battery Cheves, named after after Capt. Langdon Cheves. Cheves was a confederate engineer. He was killed in 1863 at Morris Island.
The battery was listed in National Register of Historic Places in 1863.
The battery is located in a residential neighborhood, Fort Johnson Estates.
This is a great artist’s rendering of the Battery Cheves from the S.C. Battleground Trust and The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.
The source for the following images –
“Battery Cheves was built in 1863 and named for Capt. Langdon Cheves, Confederate engineer killed at Morris Island in 1863.
This battery was designed to protect the area between Fort Johnson and Battery Haskell from amphibious attack coming from Morris Island.
Cheves mounted two pieces of heavy artillery at the time of capture. Battery Cheves is located on the southeastern shore of James Island in a suburban residential area.
A simple open battery with four gun emplacements, Battery Cheves is about 280 feel long with a parapet 12.5 feet high and a powder magazine about 15 feet high.
The total position is approximately 240 feet deep. It is currently completely obscured by a dense growth of vegetation. Listed in the National Register August 11, 1982.”
Source – http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/charleston/S10817710129/index.htm
To learn more about Battery Cheves visit the following:
Picture source – http://www.edmondstonalston.com/
21 East Battery,
SC – 29401
‘The Edmondston-Alston House is one of the few historic homes open to the public.
The house has a beautiful view of the harbor and of Fort Sumter.
Built in 1825 the house was commandeered by the Union Army during the Civil War.
After the war, the family appealed to President Andrew to get theri home back and he granted them a pardon for their role in the war.
The document is displayed in the front room.’
Adapted from article about Charleston by Judith Evans.
‘Of Charlestons many fine house museums, only the Edmondston-Alston House (constructed in 1825 and enhanced in 1838) commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. From its piazza, General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, signaling the start of the Civil War. And on December 11 of the same year, the house gave refuge to General Robert E. Lee the night a wide-spreading fire threatened his safety in a Charleston hotel.’
Learn about the Tours and Collections –http://www.edmondstonalston.com/
1235 Long Point Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
(8 miles from downtown Charleston, S.C.)
Phone (843) 884-4371
Mont Royal the main house at Boone Hall
Picture Source – Wikipedia
‘The Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens is an antebellum plantation located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The plantation includes a large Colonial Revival plantation house (1933-35) that replaces the lost original house on the site, a number of slave cabins (which were occupied bysharecroppers well into the 20th century), several flower gardens, and the historic “Avenue of Oaks”: a nearly one mile drive up to the house with live oaks on either side, originally planted in 1743. Boone Hall plantation sits on Wampacheeoone Creek in Christ Church Parish about 10 miles (16 km) from historic downtown Charleston.’
Source – Wikipedia
Slave Cabins at Boone Hall Plantation
Picture Source – Wikipedia
Avenue of Oaks at Boone Plantation
Picture Source – Wikipedia
Picture Source – Fodors.com
“”There are tons of restaurants in Charleston and most of them are great,” says Fodorite suewoo.”
The ‘fire destroyed more than a third of the Holy City’. http://bit.ly/sP7Ohe
‘Charleston’s planned International African American Museum could draw more attention by creating a plaza called “Arrival Square” marking where thousands of slaves set foot into North America.
The square, suggested for near Calhoun and Concord streets, would expand the appeal and marketability of the museum, officials said, including by highlighting a former Cooper River wharf where hundreds of slaves ships are reported to have tied up.’
(for updates visit the International African American Museum page of CharlestonShines.com)
‘CHARLESTON, S.C. — The oldest library in the South — and the third-oldest in the nation — announced Friday a multi-year effort to catalog and restore thousands of rare books, many of which have survived for centuries through earthquake, war and the relentless heat and humidity of Southern summers.’
‘Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (70 acres, 28 hectares) is a historic house with gardens located on the Ashley River at 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. It is one of the oldest plantations in the south, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house and gardens are open daily; an admission fee is charged. Magnolia Plantation is located near Charleston and directly across the Ashley River from North Charleston. Source: Article on Wikipedia
The official Website of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
Gene Philips has a written a wonderful blog post that shares some of the history of the plantation and gardens – Magnificent Magnolia Plantation: By Gene Phillips
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on CharlestonShines.com