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© John Linton
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UploadedMarch 19, 2012
TakenMarch 17, 2008
Exposure1/200 sec at f/11
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Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island, SC

The first Fort Moultrie was built in 1776 and turned back the British attempt to take Charleston, SC. during the Battle of Sullivan's Island. The fort was made from palmetto logs and inspired the design of the state flag.

A much improved Fort Moultrie was taken over by Confederates in 1861 when Major Anderson moved his garrison to Fort Sumter. Fort Moultrie remained in Confederate hands until February 1865 when Charleston, SC was evacuated.

The fort was once again modernized in the 1870s and continued as part of our seacoast defense until 1947. The Department of Defense turned the fort over to the National Park Service in 1960. It is the only fort in the National Park system where the entire history of the American seacoast defense (1776–1947) can be traced.

Canon EOS 350Dcamera with a Sigma AF18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens

17 March 2008

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  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (19 Mar 2012):

    Rockin' Entry For The Theme!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (19 Mar 2012):

    Great narrative and entry!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (19 Mar 2012):

    Great historic photo and entry! Neat narrative also.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (19 Mar 2012):

    Great shot and interesting narrative.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (19 Mar 2012):

    I love history and these old forts. Great shot, great entry.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (19 Mar 2012):

    Great entry!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (19 Mar 2012):

    Wonderful for the theme, John!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (19 Mar 2012):

    Love the history.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    Perfect illustration of the nation's system of coastal defense, which lasted all the way through WW II. Fort Washington, on the Maryland side of the Potomac, just below D.C., is another one of my favorites.

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    Patriotic illustration.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    god bless america.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    I love the image and your narrative, which brings it to life so beautifully.. a wonderful theme entry!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (25 Mar 2012):

    Excellent entry, John. I've an ancestor who fought there and once lived near there.

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