Was Honey Hill the most lopsided battle in the Civil War? 746 Union casualties to the 50 Confederate casualties. Thats almost a 15 to 1 odds. Its is also one of the most overlooked battles... i'm from SC and i didnt even know about it til a couple years ago.
It would be one of the most lopsided (my sources estimated about 150-200 Confederate casualties). Terrible Union generalship and the fact that the USCT simply refused to withdraw from an impossible situation led to appalling casualties. Strategically the battle didn't matter much. I think the most important part of the battle was that black soldiers continued to prove their valor against incredible odds. Is there anything left of the battlefield?
Went on Google Earth, there is no battlefield markers that i can see, but the NEW Rd Babtist church is still there. I guess since it didnt have the casualties or importance as other eastern theater battles it was kinda lost to history.
Thanks Pender, i remember reading that there was friendly fire that caused some of the casualties... but could there have been that many casuaties as a direct result of friendly fire? This battle has always seemed like the fredericksburg of south carolina.