The Casualties by Confederate Accounts
General Gustavus W. Smith reports:
Our loss in every arm of service was 8 men killed and 42 wounded. The enemy left over 200 of their dead upon the field, and their whole loss in killed and wounded is believed to be upward of 1000.
Honey Hill Battle Site
Map below shows the area with plenty of landmarks for driving.
Note: The State historical marker states that "about 1 mile from here the battle of Honey Hill took place" when infact you are standing in the middle if the earthwork as you read this sign.
Do not go on the Earthwork without permission which is rarely granted. It is a private plantation well guarded. You can see the earthworks from the side of the road. Thanks Martin
I-95 to the Grahamville exit. Through the town of Grahamville, stay on State Hwy 278 and about 1.8 miles from Grahamville you will come to a sharp bend in the road. You will see the Historical Marker here.
After the Battle
In December 1864 Savannah was taken by General Sherman. The 55th stayed
encamped at Boyd’s Landing until January 11, 1865. Colonel Hartwell recouperated from his wounds in the Beaufort Navy Hospital and rejoined his troops in Savannah in March.
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BEAUFORT, SC 29902