June 29, 2009

The Frampton Line

Earthworks at the Frampton Line, South Carolina

Although Frampton Plantation was just off I-95 at US 17, it turned out to have a Civil War site and a sign which reads:

sign on hill
The Frampton Line

A large "earthwork," over 100 yards in length was raised on this site by General Robert E. Lee's troops c. 1862. This fortification was a fall-back position from which to defend the Charleston to Savannah Railroad, an important supply line for the Confederate Army.
The rail line is located about one mile north of this site.

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