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

Fort Moultrie II

1794 - 1804

 
 
Fort Moultrie II	 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
1. Fort Moultrie II Marker
Inscription.  
Fort Moultrie II was an enclosed five-sided earthwork, partly faced with brick, surrounded by a ditch and glacis. Within the fort were a hot-shot furnace, powder magazine and bombproof. Officers’ quarters, enlisted men’s barracks, and the bake oven stood behind the fort.

Fort Moultrie II had a short life. Completed in 1798 in response to disagreements with France, it stood until wrecked by a hurricane in 1804.

Fort Moultrie was redesigned to protect Charleston against small sailing frigates. It could not have stood against ships-of-the-line.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
 
Location. 32° 45.521′ N, 79° 51.487′ W. Marker is on Sullivans Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Middle Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located Behind Fort Moultrie. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Harbor Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); Move a 50,000 pound Rodman Gun
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Palmetto Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); 1860 Flanking Caponniere (within shouting distance of this marker); British Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending Charleston 1861-1865 (within shouting distance of this marker); Charleston Surrenders (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sullivans Island.
 
More about this marker. The center of the marker contains a picture of a Private, 2nd Regiment of Artillery and Engineers, 1804. Next to this is a picture of a French ship under a French flag. A 1798 drawing of an Outline of Fort Moultrie II appears on the left. The bottom of the marker shows the range of Fort Moultrie’s guns.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Moultrie. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Fort Moultrie II	 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
2. Fort Moultrie II Marker
Fort Moultrie II	 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
3. Fort Moultrie II Marker
Fort Moultrie can be seen behind the marker.
Fort Moultrie II	 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
4. Fort Moultrie II Marker
The water that Fort Moultrie protected can be seen in the background.
Marker on Sullivans Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
5. Marker on Sullivans Island
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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