Presentation on theme: "Battle of Sullivan’s Island. James Island Decided to build fort due to British Threat Fort Johnson – built earlier to protect from SP Knew British would."— Presentation transcript:
Battle of Sullivan’s Island
James Island Decided to build fort due to British Threat Fort Johnson – built earlier to protect from SP Knew British would come, but when?? Built quickly - only materials available: palmetto trees and sand
June 28, 1776 – British Arrive 11 ShipsFort on Sullivan’s Island only finished 2900 Troopson three sides!! Uh oh!!! This is before what important decision?
Breeches Inlet defended by group of Orangeburg Militiamen British soldiers landed on Long Island (now Isle of Palms) – THE PLAN: expanse between islands is only 18 in. deep land forces & attack Americans (450 in fort) from the rear. Actually: water depth over 7 feet at high tide
British guide not familiar with harbor 3 ships caught on sandbars 2 – loosed 1- burned