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Port Royal Island Battlefield

Mostly overrun by residential and commercial development around nearby Beaufort, South Carolina, a small parcel of wooded land on the west side of U.S. Route 21 marks the location of the skirmish on Port Royal Island. The location is near Gray's Hill, the highest point of land on the island, about 6 miles north of downtown Beaufort. A historic marker is nearby. The graves of two British soldiers killed during the battle are in the St. Helena's Church Cemetery in Beaufort.

Port Royal Island Battlefield: What's Nearby

Beaufort, SC
Civil War  |  Cemetery
Beaufort National Cemetery
Beaufort, SC
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort Howell
Hilton Head Island, SC
Civil War  |  Heritage Site
Heyward House Historic Center
Bluffton, SC
Civil War  |  Museum
Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
Hilton Head Island, SC
Rev War  |  Battlefield
Parker's Ferry Battlefield
Parkers Ferry, SC
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort James Jackson
Savannah, GA
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Savannah, GA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Fort Pulaski Battlefield
Tybee Island, GA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Green-Meldrim House
Savannah, GA
Civil War  |  Museum
Savannah History Museum
Savannah, GA


The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 12 acres at Port Royal Island Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Beaufort, SC | February 3, 1779
Result: American Victory
Estimated Casualties