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Fort Sumter: Family Day Trip in South Carolina History

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 11.04.2008

Fort Sumter located in the middle of the Charleston Harbor is where “The War in Between the States” (as it is called here since was nothing “civil” about it) started on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take [...]

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Charleston free things to do “We beat the pants off them” at Fort Moultrie

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 01.03.2008

A short drive from Charleston, Fort Moultrie is most famous for its ingenous palmetto tree wall defense against the British cannon balls, during the June 28, 1776 Revolutionary War battle.

Besides birthing the state flag symbol, another history nugget is that at Fort Moultrie the “We beat the pants off them” aphorism was also coined. Legend [...]

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