Category Archives: South Carolina

Fort Sumter (Fort Sumter National Monument, SC)

– Civil War Series – On April 12, 1861—after decades of fierce debate over slavery—South Carolina Confederates kicked off the Civil War with a barrage of fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Surrounded, outgunned, and short on supplies, … Continue reading

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Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument, SC)

– Revolutionary War Series – – Civil War Series – Fort Moultrie—built to defend South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor—has played an important role in several of America’s conflicts. First, under the leadership of Revolutionary Colonel William Moultrie, it fought off a … Continue reading

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Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, SC

– Revolutionary War Series – Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina commemorates the life of a “forgotten founder” who helped shape the American political system following the Revolutionary War. Most famous for writing 25 clauses of … Continue reading

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