Point of Pines Plantation was the first site of Union occupation on Edisto in 1861. In fact, the plantation was named Fort Edisto by Union forces. Edisto was occupied on and off from 1861-1865. It became a point of freedom as African Americans across the region traveled great distances to the island during the Civil War. Many of these men were recruited into the U.S. military while others made lives in a community largely run by African American community members.
Source: Nancy Bercaw, Curator, Slavery and Freedom
Metal bullet with a conical head, cylindrical body, and a three-grooved hollow base. Allover tan and off-white coloring, with silver metal visible in spots.