|Fort Moultrie National Monument|
|IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)|
|Location||Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, USA|
|Nearest city||Charleston, SC|
|Area||200 acres (0. Sullivan's Island is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, on a similarly-named island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Charleston is a city in Charleston county in the US state of South Carolina. 81 km²)|
|Visitors||922,776 (in 2002)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
Fort Moultrie is the name of a series of forts on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The National Park Service ( NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation Sullivan's Island is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, on a similarly-named island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor Charleston is a city in Charleston county in the US state of South Carolina. The first fort, built of palmetto logs, inspired the flag and nickname (Palmetto State) of South Carolina. Sabal palmetto, also known as Cabbage Palm, Palmetto, Cabbage Palmetto, Palmetto Palm, and Sabal Palm, is one of 15 The Flag of South Carolina is believed to have been originally designed in 1775 for use by South Carolinian troops during the American Revolutionary South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America.
The fort was unnamed and not yet complete when Admiral Sir Peter Parker and nine British warships attacked it on June 28, 1776, near the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. Admiral is the rank, or part of the name of the ranks of the highest Naval officers Admiral Sir Peter Parker 1st Baronet (1721 &ndash 1811 was a British naval officer who became Admiral of the Fleet. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Events 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul. Year 1776 ( MDCCLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" The soft palmetto logs did not crack under bombardment but rather absorbed the shot; there were even reports of cannon balls actually bouncing off of the walls of the structure. In any case, Charleston was saved from capture, and the fort was named for the commander in the battle, William Moultrie, and the locals, to this day celebrate 'Carolina Day' to commemorate the bravery of the defenders of the fort, the 2nd South Carolina Regiment. William Moultrie (ˈmuːltriː ( November 23, 1730 – September 27, 1805) was a general from South Carolina in the American The fort was eventually captured by the British in the siege of Charleston. (See the southern theatre in the article titled American Revolution for more information). In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots"
As tensions heightened after Great Britain and France declared war in 1793, the United States embarked on a systematic fortification of important harbors. See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Year 1793 ( MDCCXCIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A new Fort Moultrie, one of twenty new forts along the Atlantic coast, was completed over the decayed original fort in 1798. Year 1798 ( MDCCXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Destroyed by a hurricane in 1804, it was replaced by a brick fort by 1809. Year 1804 ( MDCCCIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Year 1809 ( MDCCCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Osceola was briefly detained here, with some fellow Seminole prisoners. Osceola (1804 &ndash January 20, 1838) was a war chief of the Seminole in Florida. The Seminole are a Native American people originally of Florida and now residing in Florida and Oklahoma.
Between 1809 and 1860 Fort Moultrie changed little; the parapet was altered and the armament modernized, but newly created Fort Sumter became the main component of Charleston's defense. Year 1860 ( MDCCLX) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year starting Fort Sumter, a Third System masonry coastal fortification located in Charleston harbor South Carolina, was named after General Thomas Sumter Of the four forts around Charleston harbor, Moultrie, Sumter, Johnson, and Castle Pinckney, it was Moultrie's defenders who chose not to surrender to the Confederacy. Castle Pinckney was a small masonry Fortification constructed by the United States government by 1810 in the harbor of Charleston South Carolina. The War Department was established by the Confederate Congress in an act on February 21, 1861. On December 26 1860 Major Robert Anderson removed his garrison at Fort Moultrie to the stronger Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter, a Third System masonry coastal fortification located in Charleston harbor South Carolina, was named after General Thomas Sumter Three and a half months later, Confederate troops shelled Fort Sumter into submission and the American Civil War began. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South In April 1863, Federal ironclads and shore batteries began a twenty-month bombardment of Forts Sumter and Moultrie; the Confederates held the forts and the harbor until February 1865, when the army evacuated the city. An ironclad was a steam-propelled Warship of the later 19th century protected by Iron or Steel armor plates By then, Fort Sumter was a pile of rubble, and Fort Moultrie had been pounded below a sand hill, which subsequently protected it against Federal bombardment. Rifled cannon had proved their superiority to brickwork fortifications, but not to the endurance of the Confederate artillerymen who manned the forts throughout.
Fort Moultrie was modernized in the 1870s, with huge rifled cannon and deep concrete bunkers; further modernization in the 1880s turned all of Sullivan's Island into a military complex, of which the old fort was just a part. Events and Trends Technology The invention of the prototype telephone by Alexander G Events and Trends Technology Development and commercial production of Electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered
The fort evolved with the times through World War II and beyond, but in recent years has been turned over to the National Park Service. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The National Park Service ( NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation The fort is now constructed as a tour backwards in time through the fort's defenses, from World War II back to the palmetto log fort of William Moultrie. It has been designated the Fort Moultrie National Monument, a unit of Fort Sumter National Monument. Fort Sumter, a Third System masonry coastal fortification located in Charleston harbor South Carolina, was named after General Thomas Sumter