Battle of Fort Sullivan

Battle of Fort Sullivan

June 28, 1776

Book - 2015
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The June Exhibit honored Carolina Day, as the first major strategic victory of the American Revolutionary War on June 28, 1776.  The Battle of Fort Sullivan, also called the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, was the first time during the American Revolutionary War that Patriot troops successfully defended American soil against a land and sea invasion by the British.  Fort Sullivan was later renamed Fort Moultrie.  Featured in this exhibit case:- Anecdotes of the Revolutionary War in America: with sketches of character of persons the most distinguished, in the Southern states, for civil and military services, by Alexander Garden (1822).  Call Number: H.C. F83B G16"The advice of the experienced veteran Lee, called for its abandonment*, a necessary, supply of ammunition was withheld, but seconding the bolder wishes of President Rutledge, and considering himself pledged to give a proof to the enemy of American valor, he scorned the disgrace of relinquishing the post he had sworn to defend, and heroically prepared for action." (p. 8, Advice from General Lee to Colonel Moultrie. *General Lee styled the post at Sullivan’s Island a slaughter pen, denounced its defence, and pronouncing disgrace on the measure, should it be persisted in, earnestly requesting the President (John Rutledge, first president of the state of South-Carolina) to order it to be evacuated.)- Letter from General Charles Lee to Colonel Daniel Horry (June 14, 1776).  Call Number: Ms. 84, Charles Lee Correspondence “I consider the safety of the Fort and Garrison on Sullivans Island, as entirely depending on your Post, and on the activity and vigilance of the Corps of Rifle Men extending from the left of your Post, along the Creek that separates Sullivans Island from the Continent.” (Gen. Lee's opinion)- Memoirs of the American Revolution, by William Moultrie, printed by Longworth (1802).  Call Number: H.C. F86.6 M86"Dear Sir, I send you 500 pounds of powder.  I should think you may be supplied well from Haddrell’s…You know our collection is not very great.  Honor and victory, my good sir, to you, and out worthy countrymen with you.  Yours, J. Rutledge  P.S. Do not make too free with your cannon.  Cool and do mischief." (p. 167, Letter from President Rutledge to Col. Moultrie)These items were on display in the Charleston Library Society Main Reading Room throughout the month of June, 2015.  Contact a librarian for access and reproduction at (843) 723-9912, or at asmith@charlestonlibrarysociety.orgVisit our online catalog to discover more related items of interest: http://chls-mt.iii.com/iii/encore/home?service=home
Publisher: [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2015.
Characteristics: 1 image file : digital, JPEG.
Additional Contributors: Fenn, Deborah - Curator

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