Out of the Ashes - Rebirth of a Nation - A Living History Event

Reenactors in Union uniforms standing in formation
Reenactors in period dress


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News Release Date: April 10, 2017

Contact: Dawn Davis, 843-732-5013

This event has been cancelled

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, SC – Out of the Ashes: Rebirth of a Nation is a living history event to be held at Fort Moultrie on April 29-30, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm each day. Living history demonstrators in period dress will portray life at Fort Moultrie in the years immediately after the American Civil War through living history programs, musket and cannon drills, and flag raising ceremonies.

While the Civil War era has been well studied, the time right after the war is often overlooked. As families rebuilt their lives, and as the country integrated 4 million freed enslaved African Americans, United States’ soldiers rebuilt coastal forts for continued use for defending the coastline from foreign invasion. The schedule will be the same each day.

 Dress Parade
  • 9: 00 am        Raising of the flag and attention to orders
  • 10:00 am       Small arms firing drill
  • 11:00 am       Heavy gun drill
  •  Medical impression (Informal table setup the entire day in the sally port)
  • Guard mount (Informal program once every hour)
  • Drum & fife (Informal program throughout the day)
 12:00 noon    Break for demonstrators
  • 1:00 pm         Small arms firing drill
  • 2:00 pm         Heavy gun drill
  • 4:00 pm         Lowering the flag and attention to orders
  •  Medical impression (Informal table setup the entire day in the sally port)
  • Guard mount (Informal program once every hour)
  • Drum & fife (Informal program throughout the day) 
Fort Moultrie is located at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. The site is administered by the National Park Service as a unit of Fort Sumter National Monument. Fort Moultrie represents the entire history of static seacoast defense in the United States, from the American Revolution to the end of World War II. The site is open daily from 9:00-5:00 and includes a visitor center with museum exhibits and an orientation film. An entrance fee of $3 for adults and $1 for senior citizens is charged to tour the fort.
Now entering its second century, the National Park Service continues to explore new ways to help visitors connect and find their parks. For more information on park news, events and programs, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FtSumterNPS, www.facebook.com/FtMoultrieNPS, and www.facebook.com/PinckneyNPS. Visit the park websites at www.nps.gov/fosu and www.nps.gov/chpi, or call 843-883-3123. You can also share your park experience with others by posting on social media with the hashtag #FindYourPark. Come find yours today!

Last updated: April 26, 2017

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