Marshall Military Reservation
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
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.
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|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|
Location: Sullivans Island, South Carolina
Maps & Images Lat: 32.771886 Long: -79.816747
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 715
Visited: 23 Jan 2010
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