Local Troops Visit Fort Moultrie
Published 8:08 am Tuesday, December 12, 2023
South Georgia Troops 3, 21, and 270 visited Fort Moultrie National Historic Park on Saturday morning, December 2. The historic site honors the history of American coastal defenses.
Fort Moultrie is a series of fortifications on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina. The first fort, formerly named Fort Sullivan, built of palmetto logs, inspired the flag and nickname of South Carolina, as “The Palmetto State”. The fort was renamed for the U.S. patriot commander in the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, General William Moultrie.
Artillery from Fort Moultrie helped shell Fort Sumter into submission to begin the Civil War.
Beginning in 1897, Fort Moultrie’s armament was modernized under the large-scale Endicott Program of coast defenses. Eight new reinforced-concrete batteries were completed by 1906.
The fort was closed after World War II.
Scouts from Troop 270 on the trip were Landon Atkins, Dalton Baker, Simon Baker, and Cody Ngo. They were joined by Assistant Scoutmasters Britt Brinson and David Wade, Troop Committee Members Brady Atkins, Gene and Nicole Baker, Webelos Scout Jake Atkins and Doni Rae Baker.