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Old 07-23-2009, 03:36 PM
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This battle is not shown. Wasn't it a opening to the Battle of Charlestown?
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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.
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My ancester was wounded in the hip at Ft Moultree. I never got the sequence correct. He was made a Sgt of scouts and given a horse I guess because it became difficult to walk. He was in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse and the Battle of Eutau Springs. He was captured in Ga and after 3 weeks was traded back. He lost his horse and acuterments.
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Considering the fact that American POW's were treated as rebel scum by the Brits and not as soldiers he was very lucky to have survived. More Americans died as POW's than did by combat wounds and disease combined. Also, that he was traded back means that he was valued by his commanders.
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Hello again,

I will be visiting the Revolutionary Battle sites of Charlestown this week. I have another ancestor who was there with the 3-5th-or 9th VA Line and captured. He then was lucky enough to escape from the British. Where would his unit have fought? What part of Charlestown? Is there any revolutionary museums in the area?

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