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Battle of Sullivan's Island

(June 28, 1776)

Carolina Day is the annual commemoration of an important part of United States, South Carolina and Sullivan's Island history - the Battle of Sullivan's Island on June 28, 1776.


The colonial's victory at the Battle of Sullivan's Island, fought on the site of what is now Fort Moultrie, was considered by many historians as the first significant American victory over the British during the American Revolution. 

The colonists' victory was vital to South Carolina and the nascent American  Revolutionary cause.  Defeat on that fateful day would have given British troops control over the vital port of Charleston and, essentially, the entire state of South Carolina at a critical time.  A mere six (6) days later the colonists issued their national Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776).    It would be take four (4) years of battling South Carolinians before the British were able to occupy Charleston (1780).  For these reasons, all South Carolinians consider Carolina Day as the state's "Independence Day."

Carolina Day 2015 celebrations:  Saturday, June 27th

Thomson Park (New SI Revolutionary War Battle Site)





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