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28 Jun 2018
For the history buffs that are vacationing to the Isle of Palms, stop by Fort Moultrie to learn more about why South Carolina observes June 28 and how the Battle of Sullivan’s Island plays a key event in America’s history.
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Today marks the 240th anniversary of the “one-day” Battle of Sullivan’s Island. Since 1777, South Carolinians celebrate June 28 as Carolina Day. This annual holiday commemorates the defeat of British land and naval forces by Carolina and Virginia Patriots. This was the first victory by the American Colonies in their fight for independence. Afterwards, the British did not make another attempt on Charleston for three years. Officially announced in the paper on August 2, 1776, Sullivan’s Island Fort was formally named Fort Moultrie. Ten years later, George Washington visited the site on May 5, 1791.
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