Battery Park, Charleston

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East Battery Street and Murray Boulevard

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    Battery Park and White Point Garden

    by Ewingjr98 Updated May 5, 2012

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    Battery Park and White Point Garden offer views of Fort Sumter, scenic antebellum homes, and a number of historic monuments. Located at the southeastern point of the city, the area was established initially as Fort Broughton in 1735, later as Fort Wilkins, as a park in 1837, and it later became a Confederate artillery battery during the Civil War.

    Today the area is called White Point Garden and is known for the huge old oak trees, the bandstand and a number of monuments and memorials including cannons from the Civil War, the Civil War Torpedo Boatman Memorial, the Stede Bonnet / Richard Worley memorial, the William Gilmore Simms memorial ("author, journalist, historian"), the Moultrie Monument, the Confederate Defenders of Charleston memorial, the Defenders of Fort Moultrie monument, the USS Pringle monument, the Hurricane Hugo Memorial which lists the 26 Charleston residents who lost their lives in the storm, and the USS Amberjack Memorial (Still On Patrol).

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    The Battery

    by Easty Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    The Battery is what Charleston is famous for. It is located right on the harbor. The Battery consists of a group of old Southern style mansions. You can look out into the bay and see Fort Sumter, the place where the Civil War started.

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    This city bandstand is hardly...

    by Windseekr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This city bandstand is hardly what the locals would consider to be historical. It is a mere century old, whereas the homes and mansions in this area are 2-3 centuries old. I found the city park where this structure was located, and also its size and appearance, very appealing to photograph. Note the kid in the picture for perspective. That is my 14 year old son (now 15) --- 6' 4'.

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    Wonderful Architecture

    by jasperdo Updated Sep 2, 2006
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    As parks go, The Battery is nothing special. It has a gazebo and a few statues. You can find these in hundreds of other parks around the country. What makes The Battery so special is what surrounds it. Some of the most beautiful homes in the United States are within a few blocks of The Battery, especially East Battery Street. Block after block of graceful ante-bellum mansions. Most have full side porches and little gardens. It really is a treat to wander the streets that radiate out from The Battery.

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    The Battery

    by Tom_Fields Updated Feb 10, 2006
    The Battery, with vintage cannons
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    This is where rebel troops bombarded the Federal garrison at Ft. Sumter, forcing the troops there to surrender, in 1861. That began the Civil War (still known to some in these parts as the War of Northern Aggression or the Unpleasantness Between the States). Later, Union forces took the city after a hard battle, centered on the Battery.

    Here along the Battery, one can see Civil War-vintage cannons and memorials to the soldiers. By the way, locals pronounce it BAH-try (the BAH has a low sound as in the word "father").

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    Take a walk through the Battery

    by kinielena Written Jan 19, 2004

    It is beautiful. You can tour several of thehouse or you can even stay at 2 meeting street inn which is a bed and breakfast in the heart of the area. Be sure to notice the stone steps in front of the houses. They were there in "the old times" to help ladies out of their carriages.

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    2 meeting street

    by doug48 Updated Apr 14, 2007

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    2 meeting street

    this beautiful queen anne style mansion was built in 1892. george williams built this house as a wedding present for his daughter, who married waring p. carrington, a king street jeweler.

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    louis d. desaussure house

    by doug48 Written Apr 14, 2007

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    this home was built in 1858 by louis d. desaussure. desaussure was a slave auctioneer. the ornate iron balconies of this house were added in 1886.

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    robert william roper house

    by doug48 Written Apr 14, 2007

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    this beautiful greek revival home was built by robert william roper, a planter and south carolina state legislater. this house was one of the first greek revival mansions in charleston.

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    The Battery

    by apbeaches Updated Jan 2, 2011

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    Monuments, cannons a gazebo, and lots of benches to sit & people watch. We walked along the waterfront, a bit too far to see Ft. Sumpter.

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    The Battery is at Water Edge

    by BruceDunning Written Jan 7, 2011

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    CAnnon amoung the tourists

    The battery park and artillery guns are lined up along the coastal area. It is a nice view of Ft. Sumter and the open water harbor area.

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