This national cemetery was established in 1863 for the burial of Union soldiers who died during the Federal occupation of Beaufort and for the reinterment of Union soldiers' remains from various locations in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. More than 9,000 Union soldiers or veterans are buried here; 4,400 of them are unknown, including 2,800 prisoners of war from the camp at Millen, Georgia. Seventeen hundred African-American Union soldiers are also buried at Beaufort National Cemetery. One hundred and seventeen Confederate soldiers are buried here.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina | Fort Howell is an earthen fort constructed in 1864 by the Union during their occupation of Hilton Head Island. Its purpose was to protect the freedman's village, Mitchelville, from attack.
Savannah, Georgia | This historic site, the restored and furnished mid-nineteenth-century Gothic Revival-style home of Charles Green, served as the headquarters for Union General Sherman during the winter of 1864-65.