A Reconstructed View of Fort Moultrie


A Reconstructed View of Fort Moultrie

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This illustration shows what Fort Moultrie might have looked like in 1776. Notice the prominent placement of Palmetto trees and logs within the fort. These logs protected the fort from the British attack, earning them a place of pride on South Carolina's State Flag. Documents such as these, constructed and researched accurately, provide great insight into the past.


South, Stanley, “Reconstructed View of Fort Moultrie,” Palmetto Parapets: Exploratory Archaeology at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina, 38CH50. Columbia: University of South Carolina Institute of Archeology and Anthropology, 1974.

Correlating SC Social Studies Academic Standards:

Standard 8-2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the American Revolution—the beginnings of the new American nation and South Carolina’s part in the development of that nation.

8-2.1 Explain the interests and roles of South Carolinians in the events leading to the American Revolution, including the state’s reactions to the Stamp Act and the Tea Act; the role of Christopher Gadsden and the Sons of Liberty; and the role of the four South Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence—Edward Rutledge, Henry Middleton, Thomas Lynch Jr., and Thomas Heyward Jr.

8-2.2 Compare the perspectives and roles of different South Carolinians during the American Revolution, including those of political leaders, soldiers, partisans, Patriots, Tories/Loyalists, women, African Americans, and Native Americans.

8-2.3 Summarize the course and key conflicts of the American Revolution in South Carolina and its effects on the state, including the attacks on Charleston; the Battle of Camden; the partisan warfare of Thomas Sumter, Andrew Pickens, and Francis Marion; the Battle of Cowpens; and the Battle of Kings Mountain.

Note: Although this document was originally posted as part of a lesson specifically designed to teach the above standard(s), other Social Studies Standards may apply

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