Battle of Sullivan's Island
• This was one of the first battles of the
Revolutionary War in South Carolina.
The British wanted to try to capture
Charles Town because of it's harbor
and because it was such an important
and wealthy city. To protect Charles
Town, Colonel William Moultrie and his
troops built a palmetto fort on Sullivan's
Island. This fort was able to stand up to
the British ships that were firing on it.
While in Charles Town, the British were
very cruel to the colonists! Because of
this, South Carolinians and other
colonists formed militias that helped
the regular Continental Army.
• Col. Moultrie and his troops
won this battle for the
colonies! They were able to
protect Charles Town
through their defense of Fort
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