Posted By Bill Payer on Aug 23, 2020 | 0 comments

“Charles Town had known about the planned invasion for months — the British were coming.

Still, the city wasn’t prepared when nine warships from the Royal Navy sailed into view just after 9 a.m. on June 28, 1776. Col. William Moultrie’s fort on Sullivan’s Island wasn’t finished, his troops weren’t battle-tested … and they were short on gunpowder.”

Read the rest of Brian Hicks column here.

Sgt. William Jasper returns the flag to the bastion at Fort Sullivan on June 28, 1776. File/Provided/National Park Service/Painting by Charles McBarron

And for links to all seventeen (thus far) columns commemorating 350 years of Charleston history, CLICK HERE.

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