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Sullivans Island in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Moultrie

 
 
Fort Moultrie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
1. Fort Moultrie Marker
Inscription. Military reservation Named in Honor of Col. William Moultrie who commanded Fort Sullivan (now Fort Moultrie) comprising the 2nd South Carolina Regiment of infantry and a detachment of the 4th South Carolina Regiment (Artillery) during the Revolutionary War
 
Location. 32° 45.548′ N, 79° 50.723′ W. Marker is in Sullivans Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Middle Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sullivans Island SC 29482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sergeant Jasper (approx. 0.3 miles away); Disappearing Rifle: The Endicott System (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Forgotten Branch Of The Service . . . The U.S. Army Coast Artillery (approx. 0.6 miles away); America Responds To A New Challenge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Water for the Army (approx. 0.6 miles away); Powerhouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); African American Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sullivans Island.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Moultrie- Defender of Charleston Harbor. On June 28, 1776, as British warships moved to conquer the South Carolina city of Charleston, Colonel William Moultrie and a force of Patriot soldiers stood behind unfinished palmetto log
Fort Moultrie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
2. Fort Moultrie Marker
walls and prepared to defend the city. (Submitted on January 21, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Moultrie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
3. Fort Moultrie Marker
There is a Marker on the right and left side of the road. They are identical.
Fort Moultrie image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
4. Fort Moultrie
Fort Moultrie image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
5. Fort Moultrie
The Sally Port image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
6. The Sally Port
Bombproof image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
7. Bombproof
Exterior Wall image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
8. Exterior Wall
Interior Walls image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
9. Interior Walls
World War II Control Tower image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
10. World War II Control Tower
Revolutionary War Era Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
11. Revolutionary War Era Cannon
William Moultrie image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
12. William Moultrie
This 1782 portrait of William Moultrie by Charles Willson Peale hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“In June 1776, as eight British warships stood poised to put a quick end to the rebellion in the South, William Moultrie, a planter with some experience as a militia captain, was in charge of the hastily built fort on Sullivan's Island in Charles Town harbor. The soft palmetto logs of the fort successfully absorbed bombardment from one hundred guns, whereas Moultrie's men discharged their twenty-five guns with a deliberation that demolished ship rigging and slaughtered enemy sailors. After eleven and a half hours, the British slipped away, giving South Carolina a three-year respite from war.

In the background of this portrait showing Moultrie, risen to a general in the Continental army can be glimpsed the famous fort, renamed in Moultrie's honor.” — National Portrait Gallery
Fort Moultrie Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2003
13. Fort Moultrie Cannon
Represents the period from 1873- 1898 ( N.P.S.ca 2003)
Fort Moultrie cannon, image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2003
14. Fort Moultrie cannon,
Represents the period from 1809- 1860s (N.P.S.ca. 2003)
Fort Moultrie Cannon along northwest parapet image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2003
15. Fort Moultrie Cannon along northwest parapet
Fort Moultrie Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2003
16. Fort Moultrie Cannon
these two weapons represent Fort Moultrie in the period from 1873-1898. (N.P.S. ca. 2003)
<i>Fort Moultrie, Charleston, S.C..</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Detroit Publishing Company, 1900
17. Fort Moultrie, Charleston, S.C..
The grave in the foreground center is that of Oceola, noted Seminole Chief. Oceola was captured in October 1837 while negotiating a truce under a white flag. He was transferred to Fort Moultrie in December 1837, and died on January 30, 1838.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 907 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   12. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   17. submitted on . • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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