RIDGELAND, S.C. — Work is under way to provide better access to a battlefield that was the site of one of the last Confederate victories of the Civil War.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that a 75-acre park with parking for 30 vehicles is envisioned for the Honey Hill Battlefield near Ridgeland in Jasper County.

The plan also envisions walking paths and boardwalks to allow visitors to better explore the site which now is largely wooded. The newspaper reports that the last of three planning meetings on the project is set for next month.

The battle was fought Nov. 30, 1864 when Confederate troops turned back an attempt by Union forces to cut the Charleston and Savannah Railroad before Union troops under Gen. William T. Sherman captured Savannah, Georgia.


Information from: The Island Packet, http://www.islandpacket.com