“old stone POW camp”
Castle Pinckney was a small masonry fortification constructed by the United States government by 1810 in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. It was used very briefly as a prisoner-of-war camp (six weeks) and artillery position during the American Civil War. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Mission Statement: Castle Pinckney, located in the middle of Charleston Harbor, is one of the oldest fortifications of its kind still extant. Constructed in 1810, it was built to provide defense of the coast of a new and great country. The Castle Pinckney Historical Preservation Society is dedicated to the general preservation of the fort, and to the feasible and appropriate restoration of some of its lost features. The purpose of this heritage preservation effort is to reestablish the historical significance of this resource. This effort will allow citizens and visitors to better understand the role the site and Charleston harbor played in the development of the City of Charleston and in the greater sweep of American history at large.
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