§The fort was unnamed and not yet
complete when Admiral Sir Peter Parker and
nine British warships attacked it on June 28, 1776, near the
beginning of the American Revolutionary War.
§The soft palmetto logs
did not crack under bombardment but rather absorbed
the shot and there were some reports of cannon balls actually bouncing off
of the walls of the structure.
§Charleston was saved and the
fort was named for the commander in the battle, William
new Fort Moultrie was built over the decayed original fort in 1798.
this fort was destroyed by a hurricane in 1804, it was replaced by a brick
fort by 1809.