Battery Cheves

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Battery Cheves
Battery Cheves is located in South Carolina
Battery Cheves
Battery Cheves is located in the US
Battery Cheves
Location James Island, Charleston, South Carolina
Coordinates 32°44′17″N 79°54′22″W / 32.73806°N 79.90611°W / 32.73806; -79.90611Coordinates: 32°44′17″N 79°54′22″W / 32.73806°N 79.90611°W / 32.73806; -79.90611
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1863 (1863)
MPS Civil War Defenses of Charleston TR
NRHP reference # 82003841[1]
Added to NRHP August 11, 1982

Battery Cheves is a historic artillery battery located at James Island, Charleston, South Carolina. It was built in 1863, and designed to protect the area between Fort Johnson and Battery Haskell. At the end of the war this battery mounted two pieces of heavy artillery. The earthen redoubt measures approximately 280 feet long and 240 feet deep. It has a 12-foot, 6 inch, high parapet wall and a powder magazine about 15 feet in height.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ unknown (n.d.). "Battery Cheves" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved June 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Battery Cheves, Charleston County (Ft. Johnson Estates, James Island)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2014-08-01.