Fort Moultrie


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Fort Moultrie

(mo͞ol`trē), on Sullivans Island at the entrance to the harbor of Charleston, S.C.; originally called Fort Sullivan. Constructed by Col. William Moultrie, the fort was renamed for him after he repulsed a British naval attack in June, 1776, in one of the most decisive battles of the American Revolution. During the Seminole War, Osceola, a chief, and 200 Seminoles were imprisoned in the fort; Osceola's tomb is there. During the Civil War, Confederates held the fort until the evacuation of Charleston in 1865. It was Charleston's chief harbor defense until 1947, when it was abandoned. Fort Moultrie is part of Fort Sumter National Monument (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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Moultrie, Fort:

see Fort MoultrieFort Moultrie
, on Sullivans Island at the entrance to the harbor of Charleston, S.C.; originally called Fort Sullivan. Constructed by Col. William Moultrie, the fort was renamed for him after he repulsed a British naval attack in June, 1776, in one of the most decisive battles
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from which this narrative is compiled was despatched from Charleston, the party were still at Fort Moultrie.
Near the western extremity, where Fort Moultrie stands, and where are some miserable frame buildings, tenanted, during summer, by the fugitives from Charleston dust and fever, may be found, indeed, the bristly palmetto; but the whole island, with the exception of this western point, and a line of hard, white beach on the seacoast, is covered with a dense undergrowth of the sweet myrtle, so much prized by the horticulturists of England.
With a fair and strong breeze we soon ran into the little cove to the northward of Fort Moultrie, and a walk of some two miles brought us to the hut.
CASE STUDY: FORT MOULTRIE AND FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT National Park Service Mission and Goals
From Fort Moultrie, where most of his command was garrisoned, Anderson requested reinforcement in anticipation of an effort by South Carolinians to seize the harbor fortifications.
Fort Moultrie -- One of the first victories of the American Revolution occurred here when Colonel William Moultrie's men fought off a British invasion on June 28, 1776.
And on South Carolina's coast at Fort Moultrie, part of Fort Sumter National Monument, American patriots dealt the British one of their early defeats on June 28, 1776.

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