Battle Of Honey Hill

Jasper County South Carolina November 28-November 30 1864

What is Battle Of Honey Hill

Leaving Hilton Head on November 28, a Union expedition force under General John Porter Hatch steamed up the Broad River in transports to cut the Charleston & Savannah Railroad near Pocotaligo. Hatch left the ship at Boyd’s Landing and marched inland. On November 30, Hatch encountered a Confederate force of regulars and military forces under Charles J. Colcock at Honey Hill. Determined attacks by U.S. failed to capture the Confederate entrenchments or cut the railroad. But due to thick fog settling on the river about one hour into the trip. Several ships became lost and had to retrace their route; others ran aground

In this battle the Confederate won.

Transportation

During this battle they used big boats and walked on foot.

There where an estimated 796 deaths during this battle

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