South Battery Porches
These homes on South battery between East Bay and Church Streets were built in the early 1800's. They were generally used as summer homes.
From these porches, one looks across White Point Gardens to the Battery. White Point Gardens opened in 1837 as a public park. This location was later fortified during the Civil War and called "The Battery". Some of the initial shots of the Civil War were fired on Fort Sumter from this location.
On December 10, 1718, the infamous "gentleman pirate", Stede Bonnet was hanged along with about 50 others like him at this location. Bonnet was buried in the nearby marsh.
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