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    Seahorse (Sea Horse) Guadalcanal Solomon Islands

Location
Seahorse is located near the north coast of Guadalcanal. To the west is The Gifu and further to the west is the Galloping Horse area near Mount Austen. Nicknamed "Seahorse'" or "Sea Horse" due to the area's grass covered hill spine that from the air resembled a seahorse shape. The feature is comprised of Hill 43 at the southern end (the head of the seahorse), and Hill 44 at the northern edge (the tail of the seahorse).

Wartime History
During January 8-11, 1943 the Battle of Seahorse began when the U. S. Army 35th Division "Cacti" commanded by Colonel Robert B. McClure assaulted the area. The 3d Battalion commanded by Lt. Col. William J. Mullen, Jr., was to advance from Hill 27 at The Gifu the southwest then swing north to attack Hill 43 and Hill 44 from the south. Lt. Col. James B. Leer's 1st Battalion was to be in reserve, following a half day's march behind the 3d Battalion.

Hill 43
Hill located further to the south, located near the peak of seahorse.

Hill 44
Hill located further to the north of the seahorse.

Clean Sweep Area
In this area, the U. S. Army eliminated Japanese in caves.

75mm Mountain Gun (Type 94) Serial Number 243
Abandoned at the battlefield

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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January 8-11, 1943

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