Fort Moultrie


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, 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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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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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

National Parks
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acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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CASE STUDY: FORT MOULTRIE AND FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT National Park Service Mission and Goals
In 2008, a collaborative arrangement was set up between Clemson University and the National Park Service to research and implement ways of sustainably managing metallic cultural heritage items located at two forts based in Charleston, SC--namely Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter.
The majority of the large cannon located at Fort Moultrie were fabricated in the mid-1800s, while the objects associated with the Endicott Era (Batteries Bingham and McCorkle) were fabricated circa 1900.
Approximately 20 pieces of ordnance are currently emplaced at Fort Moultrie.
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.
State troops took over Fort Moultrie and Castle Pinckney.
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.
Standing between them now and the open sea was Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island.
27, after Fort Moultrie had been abandoned as indefensible by Maj.
Osceola was treacherously seized while negotiating with army officers under a flag of truce, and he died a prisoner in Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.
Sir Peter Parker (June 28, 1776); the spongy palmetto logs easily absorbed the bombardment, and Moultrie used his thirty-one guns and scant ammunition with great effect, forcing Parker to break off action after ten hours, with his flagship Bristol a near wreck; for this success, Moultrie gained the thanks of Congress, promotion to brigadier general when the 2d South Carolina was mustered into Continental service (September 16, 1777); further, Fort Sullivan was renamed Fort Moultrie in his honor; served under Maj.

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