Dixon's Island Plantation - Dixon's Island Charleston County South Carolina SC

Dixon's Island Plantation
Dixon's Island – Charleston County

Basic Information

  • Location – Dixon's Island, St. Andrew's Parish, Charleston County

    Dixon's Island is adjacent to James Island.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • May 25, 1862 – Affair (minor combat action)

    "Confederate gunboat under command of Captain F.N. Bonneau, guarding the bridge between James and Dixon Islands, Charleston harbor, exchanged fire with Union gunboats. Captain Bonneau claimed several hits on the gunboats" ( US Naval History Division ).

  • January 3, 1863 – Owner William H. Taylor appeared before Magistrate M.E. Rivers to claim property losses resulting from Union occupation in June of 1862 ( read full testimony ).

  • June 21, 1863 – Affair (minor combat action)


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – William H. Taylor (c. 1863)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • Prior to June 1862, a house, kitchen, corn house, and dairy existed on the property ( Statement of Losses ).

Primary Documents

  • Statement of Losses - William H. Taylor's 1863 oath regarding losses sustained at Dixon's Island

Web Resources

Print Resources

  1. US Naval History Division, Civil War Naval Chronology, 1861-1865 (Washington: GPO, 1971), vol. I: pp. 1-41; II: 1-117; III: 1-170; IV: 1-152; V: 1-134. (Originally published in six parts, plus index, 1961-1966)

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