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

Thomson Park

 
 
Thomson Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
1. Thomson Park Marker
Inscription.  
Commemorating the 1776 defense
of Charles Town against the British
army by American Patriots under
Colonel William “Danger” Thompson.

Dedicated in 2011 by
Friends of Danger
www.thomsonpark.org

 
Erected 2011 by Friends of Danger.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 32° 46.487′ N, 79° 48.869′ W. Marker is in Sullivans Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Jasper Boulevard (State Highway 703), on the right when traveling east. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Victory at Breach Inlet (here, next to this marker); Battle of Sullivan’s Island (here, next to this marker); Charles Town in the American Revolution (here, next to this marker); Liberty or Death (here, next to this marker); British Attack at Breach Inlet / Battery Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker);
Thomson Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
2. Thomson Park Marker
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Lord Cornwallis (approx. 0.4 miles away); African American Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sullivans Island.
 
Marker on Sullivans Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
3. Marker on Sullivans Island
The Thomson Park and other markers are located in a reconstructed fortification made of palmetto logs. Two such fortifications were located here at the time of the battle.
Thomson Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
4. Thomson Park Marker
On June 28, 1776, while a British naval fleet bombarded Fort Sullivan at the western end of Sullivan’s Island, Colonel William “Danger” Thompson and 780 American Patriots repelled a British attempt to cross Breach Inlet at the site of the modern bridge seen at left in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jul. 4, 2022