South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust

Preserving battlegrounds and historic sites in South Carolina for more than twenty years.

South Carolina has played a pivotal role in the shaping of our nation. During the Revolutionary War there were more battles and skirmishes in South Carolina than any other colony. Like Virginia, Civil War conflicts and battles marked the state during the entirety of the war.

The many surviving battle sites in South Carolina tell the story of our nation’s struggle for freedom. They are poignant reminders of our past and offer lessons for our future. Since 1991, the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust has worked with private property owners, developers, and communities to obtain conservation easements and deed transfers to protect our important historic resources for future generations.

Many of our state’s historic sites have been destroyed. State and national parks have preserved only a small portion of South Carolina’s heritage sites. There is much to be done, but we cannot accomplish our mission without your help and support.

Featured Historic Site

Battery Haskell

This two-gun Confederate artillery battery and magazine is all that remains of Battery Haskell, a large fortification built on Legare’s Point in 1863 to help defend James and Morris Islands.  This battery was located just behind the left flank of Battery Haskell, named for Captain Charles T. Haskell Jr. of the 1st S.C. Infantry, mortally wounded on Morris Island, July 10, 1863.

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