IN DEFENSE OF CHARLESTON: A TOUR OF BATTERIES PRINGLE & TYNES WITH
CHIEF OF COLLECTIONS JENNIFER McCORMICK
Saturday, October 9 at 9:30 AM
In 1863 the Confederate earthworks, Batteries Pringle and Tynes, were
constructed by enslaved people and soldiers to serve as part of
General P.G.T. Beauregard’s “New Lines.” Hurriedly constructed, both
served as part of the James Island defenses which protected Charleston
from Federal attack via Morris and Folly Islands. Although well-armed,
the small number of officers and enlisted men posted to these
fortifications endured heat, supply shortages and punishing artillery
barrages in the summer of 1864, when the strategic defensive position
became the target of Federal forces on the Stono River.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the batteries are
protected within the confines of The Charleston Museum’s Dill
Sanctuary and are regarded among the most well-preserved Confederate
fortifications in the country.
Join Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick to explore these
historically important landmarks and better understand their strategic
importance in the Civil War.
Please note: this is an “off-road” location with steep inclines and
unprepared terrain. Walking shoes/boots are recommended.
Reservations, social distancing and masks when
in close proximity required.
$40 Museum Members | $55 Non-Members
Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 224
The Charleston Museum | CharlestonMuseum.org
FOR SOME BACKGROUND ON THE RESTORATION OF BATTERY PRINGLE CLICK HERE