Secessionville Battlefield

One element of the Confederate defenses, Fort Lamar, remains today and marks the site of the June 16, 1862 battle at Secessionville. Near the fort is a mass unmarked grave of 341 Union soldiers. Most of the remains of the fort are part of the South Carolina Heritage Trust and are maintained by the Fort Lamar Stewardship Committee. A one-acre tract in the footprint of Fort Lamar was conveyed to the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust.

Secessionville Battlefield: What's Nearby

Charleston, SC
Fort Johnson
Charleston, SC
Civil War  |  Fort
Battery 5, James Island New Lines
Charleston, SC
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort Lamar Historic Preserve
Charleston, SC
Rev War  |  Museum
Old Exchange and Provosts Dungeon
Charleston, SC


The American Battlefield Trust and our members would like to save land at Secessionville Battlefield.

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Related Battles

City of Charleston, SC | June 16, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Estimated Casualties