Tag: fort

  • Fort Moultrie National Monument, Charleston

    Fort Moultrie was first built in 1776 (at that time called Fort Sullivan) to prevent British naval incursions into Charleston Harbour. It was built of palmetto log walls that readily absorbed the shots and shells fired when 9 Royal Navy warships attacked on June 28, 1776. Colonel William Moultrie and his 400 men fought a day […]

  • Fort Sumter National Monument (Charleston Harbour)

    We have been working our way up to Fort Sumter National Monument as it is the starting point of the American Civil War between the Union and Confederate. We were all quite excited to spend some time here. Fort Sumter is on a small island in the middle of the Charleston harbour and is only accessible by […]

  • Fort Jackson – the little fort that could…

    Fort Jackson is a restored 19th century fort on the banks of the Savannah River. It is a National Historic Monument and the oldest standing brick fort in Georgia. In 1808 Fort Jackson was started as a brick fortification, built upon an old earthen battery from the Revolutionary War, as part of Thomas Jefferson’s national […]

  • Fort Pulaski, Tybee Island Georgia

    Fort Pulaski is a Civil War fort that is now a National Monument run by the National Parks Service. It was commissioned by President James Madison as part of the coastal fortification system shortly after the War of 1812. Construction started in 1829 and they were still working on the armament in 1860. As it turned […]

  • Fort Frederica, Georgia

    Fort Frederica is a National Monument run by the National Parks Service. It is more of a ruins than an actual fort these days and highlights the 1700’s when Georgia was settled by the British, through to 1742 when the British and Spanish clashed as part of Spain’s attempt to expand north from Florida. The British […]