In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Battery Pringle

In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Battery Pringle

The Confederate earthwork Battery Pringle was created by enslaved people and soldiers stationed on James Islands to serve as part of General Pierre Beauregard’s “New Lines.” Hurriedly constructed in 1863, the battery served as part of the defense of Charleston and James Island until the end of the Civil War. Well-armed, the small number of officers and enlisted men within Pringle endured heat, supply shortages and punishing artillery barrages, particularly in the summer of 1864, when the strategic defensive position on the Stono River was of critical importance against both the Federal Army and Navy.

Now listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Battery Pringle is today safely confined within The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary. It remains intact and is regarded among the most well preserved Confederate artillery posts in the country.

Join Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick to explore this historically important landmark and better understand its strategic importance in the second half of the Civil War.

Please note: this is an “off-road” location with steep inclines and unprepared terrain. Walking shoes/boots are recommended. 

Reservations and social distancing required.

$20 Museum Members | $35 Non-Members

Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 236.


02/11/2021, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


The Dill Sanctuary
1163 Riverland Dr.
Charleston, SC 29412


Bookings are closed for this event.

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