Fort Howell, Hilton Head

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Fort Howell, named in honor of Brigadier General Joshua B. Howell, is located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Its primary function was to protect Mitchelville, a freedmen's town located to its east. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 2011.
It is an earthworks fort built in 1864 during the American Civil War by the 32nd United States Colored Infantry Regiment (Union) from Pennsylvania. The fort covers approximately 3 acres of land once part of the plantation of William Pope.
Today, it is an historic site that is open to the public.
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  • up until this visit i held a jaded vision of the Civil War the confederacy and the south in general.But history is only as relative as each visit.It was illuminating,it was exciting it was mind changi...  more »
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  • Interesting history that I was unaware of, cool to see up close and imagine yourself during that time frame. Pretty amazing what they built!
  • Historical place, you can see remains of the trenches for protection, it is protected land. They should reconstruct a part, models, etc. It is a piece of history that we must take care of and respect.

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