• Aerial View of the Star Fort by William A. Bake

    Ninety Six

    National Historic Site South Carolina

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A Visit with Director Mainella

Ninety Six NHS park staff with Director Mainella 2004

Eric Williams, Melinda M Zupon, Director Mainella & Supt Farrell Saunders

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Date: October 25, 2004

Ninety Six National Historic Site’s Chief Ranger Eric Williams and Interpretive Park Ranger Melinda M. Zupon had the honor of meeting and talking with Director Fran Mainella and Southeast Regional Director Pat Hooks on Monday, October 25, 2004 while the Directors visited Cowpens National Battlefield. Representatives from Ninety Six NHS, Cowpens NB, Kings Mountain, Overmountain Victory Trail NHT, Musgrove Mill State Park, and members of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation greeted the Directors.

Did You Know?

Musket firings

On June 18, 1781, 50 men called the Forlorn Hope rushed forward to attack the Star Fort. They were led by Lt Isaac Duval of 1st MD & Lt Samuel Selden of 1st VA. The name Forlorn Hope means that many would be wounded or killed in the attack.