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

Revolutionary War Artillery

 
 
Revolutionary War Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
1. Revolutionary War Artillery Marker
Inscription.  The two cannon in front of you are reproductions cast in 1976 by the National Park Service for the American Bicentennial Celebration, and placed here to generally represent the location of the palmetto log fort built in anticipation of a British attack. Along with the cannon inside the visitor center, these cannon represent the three English 18-pounder cannon inside the palmetto log fort. During the Battle of Sullivan's Island on June 28, 1776, Colonel William Moultrie and the men of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment used those cannon and others to defeat nine British warships.
 
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is June 28, 1776.
 
Location. 32° 45.493′ N, 79° 51.449′ W. Marker is on Sullivans Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Middle Street west of Station 13 Street, on the left when traveling west. This marker is located along a walkway that is on the
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grounds in back (between fort and waterfront) of Fort Moultrie. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1214 Middle Street, Sullivans Island SC 29482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charleston Surrenders (a few steps from this marker); British Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmetto Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); 1860 Flanking Caponniere (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Moultrie II (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hunley Recovery Project (within shouting distance of this marker); Discovering the Hunley (within shouting distance of this marker); H.L. Hunley Disappears (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sullivans Island.
 
Revolutionary War Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
2. Revolutionary War Artillery Marker
View of the marker situated next to the two cannons that are discussed in the text of the marker. In the distant background is a view of the brick wall that is part of the defensive perimeter of Fort Moultrie.
Revolutionary War Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
3. Revolutionary War Artillery Marker
View, looking north, of the marker in the foreground, with a view of Fort Moultrie in the background.
Revolutionary War Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
4. Revolutionary War Artillery Marker
View of the marker looking west, in the direction of a cluster of historical markers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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