Charleston, SC—The Southern Command in on the road for a few days for the annual Medal of Honor national convention and to take in the rich Revolutionary and Civil War history of the city.
Especially for a Westerner like myself, a city such as this, founded in 1670, gives new meaning to the word “old,”
I can see Ft. Sumter from our hotel room.
Yesterday we had a great tour led by our friend, local guide and licensed ship captain, The Great Slidini, who provided us with great historical information as we took the area.
Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan Island, across the bay from Ft. Sumter, was the first fort on Sullivan's Island was still incomplete when Commodore Sir Peter Parker and nine warships attacked it on June 28, 1776. After a nine-hour battle, the ships were forced to retire. Charleston was saved from British occupation, and the fort was named in honor of its commander, Col. William Moultrie. In 1780 the British finally captured Charleston, abandoning it only on the advent of peace.
Will post through the next three days….