Book Summary: This is a story about when the British sailed to Charleston Harbor with the hopes of capturing the colony of the South for the King of England. At Sullivan’s Island there stood a little fort which was built from sand and Palmetto Trees, and was only built with 3 walls! The battle ensues and against all odds the fort successfully defeats the British and defends the South.
Setting: June 28, 1776 Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina as British warships sail towards Charleston Harbor
Objective: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the American Revolution and South Carolina’s role in the development of the new American nation.
Author: Kate Salley Palmer
Book: Palmetto: Symbol of Courage
City: Central, South Carolina
Publisher: Warbranch Press, Inc.
Links to Primary Sources:
Samantha Smigel Spring 2012