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Military Order of the Stars and Bars


Battle of Pocotaligo Historical Marker

In late October 2002 the South Carolina Society MOS&B is scheduled to unveil a State Historical Marker which the Society has purchased to commemorate the Battle of Pocotaligo. 


 The Battle of Pocotaligo, the largest action of a three-day Union expedition intended to disrupt the Charleston & Savannah Railroad, took place nearby on October 22, 1862.  With 2000 Confederates under Col. W. S. Walker defending the area between Charleston and Savannah,  4500 Federals under Brig. Gens. J. M.  Brannan and A.M. Terry landed at Mackay's Point, eight miles south. (continued on next side)
Erected by the S.C. Society of the Military Order of the Stars & Bars, 2002


The Confederates, with only 475 men in the immediate vicinity when the  day began, delayed the Federals in engagements at Caston's Plantation  and Frampton's Plantation until 200 reinforcements arrived by train. Most of the fighting centered around Pocotaligo Bridge, and by dusk the  Federals withdrew toward Port Royal having done only minimal damage to the Charleston & Savannah Railroad.  
Erected by the S.C. Society of the  Military Order of the Stars & Bars, 2002


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