Soldiers Through Time 2009
Contact: Dawn Davis, (843) 883-3123 x 23
On Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, 2009 Fort Moultrie will present a Soldiers Through Time living history event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Park rangers and reenactors will portray soldiers of the major time periods of Fort Moultrie’s history from the Revolutionary War through World War II.
On Friday, reenactors will present World War II Coast Artillery programs throughout the day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, reenactors will portray important periods in the history of Fort Moultrie by wearing uniforms from the American Revolution, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War II. Visitors will be able to see the changes that took place in the uniforms, weapons, and related items carried and used by soldiers from 1776 to 1945. On Saturday, these reenactors will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with formal presentations at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. All activities and programs will take place inside Fort Moultrie and are free.
The year 2009 marks the bicentennial (200th year) of the Fort Moultrie one sees today. Located on Sullivan`s Island, there have been three forts on this site since 1776. The first Fort Moultrie, build of palmetto logs and sand, is the location of the first major Patriot victory of the American Revolution on June 28, 1776. Abandoned after the war, this fort was replaced by a second Fort Moultrie in 1798, but was destroyed by an 1804 hurricane. The current Fort Moultrie was completed in 1809 and was not closed by the US Army until 1947.
For more information call the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center at (843) 883-3123 x 20.
Did You Know?
The palmetto tree has been a symbol of South Carolina since June 28, 1776 because the first Fort Moultrie was built of palmetto logs. The battle of Sullivan's Island was the Revolutionary War's first decisive victory of American forces over the British Navy. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC