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The Revolutionary War in the Lowcountry

The first major Revolutionary War battle on the coast of South Carolina centered around British efforts to seize Charlestown in June of 1776. Fort Moultrie’s construction of palmetto logs and sand caused the cannonballs fired at the fort to either be absorbed or bounce back, helping turn back the British and earning the state its nickname.