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Old 09-30-2009, 04:37 AM
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The battle of Fort Moultrie took place in 1776, 4 years before this event. The fort was originally named Fort Sullivan and was built of earthworks supported by palmetto logs, which proved very effective in absorbing Brit cannon balls. After the Brits were driven off, the fort was renamed Fort Moultrie in honor of its commander. The palmetto tree symbol is now on the SC state flag.
I'd rather be historically accurate than politically correct.
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