Fort Welles

 Secesh Gun, Fort Welles [i.e., Wells], Hilton Head, S.C.  Photograph shows a cannon at Fort Wells, two Union soldiers appear to the left and right of the gun. (Moore, Henry P., 1833-1911, photographer)   https://www.loc.gov/item/2010651635/

Secesh Gun, Fort Welles [i.e., Wells], Hilton Head, S.C.

Photograph shows a cannon at Fort Wells, two Union soldiers appear to the left and right of the gun. (Moore, Henry P., 1833-1911, photographer)

https://www.loc.gov/item/2010651635/

The name of Fort Walker was officially changed by General Order 29, Headquarters, Expeditionary Corps, Hilton Head, S.C., on November 15,1861. By order of Gen. T. W. Sherman Fort Walker was changed to Fort Welles, honoring Gideon Welles, U.S. Secretary of the Navy. The Welles name rapidly disappeared from usage.