Union warships in Beaufort Harbor, 1861. Excerpt from
“The Naval Force in the Great Expedition” (Prang & Co. 1861)
During the Civil War, Point South’s proximity to the headwaters of the Broad River made it a strategic location for the Confederacy. Early in 1862, General Robert E. Lee built earthen fortifications near the Frampton House to establish a stronghold against Union troops. Known as the Battle of Pocotaligo, Union soldiers attacked in 1862, but Lee’s stronghold held and the Confederacy prevailed in the area until the end of the war.
History adapted from “Phase I Cultural Resources Survey, Inventory and Assessment” by William B. Barr and Carole Bastian.