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Soldiers Through Time 

When: Sat., Dec. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2009
Phone: (843) 883-3123

Learn a little more about Sullivan’s Island’s charming fort by the sea at Saturday’s Soldiers Through Time event. It’s the bicentennial of the fort — in its current incarnation, that is. The first Fort Moultrie was made of palmetto logs and sand and was the site of the first major Patriot victory of the American Revolution in 1776. That fort was abandoned after the war and was replaced by a second fort in 1798, which was then destroyed by a hurricane in 1804. The current fort was completed in 1809 and was closed by the Army in 1947. That’s a lot of history to absorb. Soldiers Through Time lets visitors get an inside peek at what life was like for soldiers in the fort throughout its history — from the Revolution through WWII. Park rangers and reenactors will display the uniforms, weapons, and other items used by soldiers over the year, with formal presentations at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. At 1 p.m., Lieut. Col. Jason A. Kirk, commander of the Charleston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will make a brief historical presentation. —Erica Jackson

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