Illustration of "A View of the Attack Made by the British Fleet...Against Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island," June 1776

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This illustration shows what the battle at Sullivan's Island probably looked like. Both the British Union Jack and South Carolina's Half-Moon flags can be seen in the left side of the drawing. Illustrations such as this are helpful in understanding Colonial warfare.


Pocock, Nicholas, “A View of the Attack Made by the British Fleet Under the Command of Sir Peter Parker Against Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island, June 28 1776,” South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, in Terry W. Lipscomb’s The Carolina Lowcountry, April 1775-June 1776 and the Battle of Fort Moultrie, 2nd Edition. Columbia: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1994.

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.

Indicator 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.

Indicator 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.

Indicator 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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The Battle of Fort Moultrie

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