Marshall Military Reservation

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Marshall Military Reservation (1776-1947) - A World War II sub-post of Fort Moultrie built upon the ruins of Revolutionary War and U.S. Civil War posts. Closed in 1947

Revolutionary War

A battery was constructed here in 1776 by Col. William Thompson to stop the British invasion from the Isle of Palm.

U.S. Civil War

Battery Marshall was constructed here in March 1863 by Confederate troops during the U.S. Civil War and named after Col. J. Foster Marshall.

World War II

During World War II the Marshall Military reservation was a busy sub-post of Fort Moultrie with barracks and support facilities for the main Fort. Battery 520 was constructed here in 1943 and housed two, 12" Long Range rifles mounted in Casemate Barbette Carriages. These guns were transferred from Battery Kimble, Fort Travis (2), Texas. The Battery was deactivated in 1947 and the area now contains private homes.

Marshall MR World War II Battery (edit list)
Click on Battery links below
No. Caliber Type Mount Service Years Notes
Battery 520 2 16" LR Casemate Barbette Carriage 1944-1947 Navy Guns, 1940 Program
Guns from Battery Kimble, Fort Travis (2)
Battery B 4 155mm Panama Mount 1942-1947
Source: CDSG
Marshall Military Reservation Plan 1945

Current Status

Private property.

Location: Sullivans Island, South Carolina

Maps & Images

Lat: 32.771886 Long: -79.816747



{Visited: 23 Jan 2010


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