Fort Moultrie Presents Out of Ashes: Rebirth of a Nation – April 29-30

Out of Ashes: Rebirth of a Nation

Out of the Ashes: Rebirth of a Nation is a living history event to be held at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island on April 29-30, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm each day. Living history demonstrators in period dress will portray life at Fort Moultrie in the years immediately after the American Civil War through living history programs, musket and cannon drills, and flag raising ceremonies.

While the Civil War era has been well studied, the time right after the war is often overlooked. As families rebuilt their lives, and as the country integrated 4 million freed enslaved African Americans, United States’ soldiers rebuilt coastal forts for continued use for defending the coastline from foreign invasion.

The schedule for both days is as follows:
Dress Parade – 9: 00 am Raising of the flag and attention to orders
Demonstrations:
– 10:00 am Small arms firing drill
– 11:00 am Heavy gun drill
– Medical impression (Informal table setup the entire day in the sally port)
– Guard mount (Informal program once every hour)
– Drum & fife (Informal program throughout the day)
12:00 pm Break for demonstrators
Demonstrations:
– 1:00 pm Small arms firing drill
– 2:00 pm Heavy gun drill
– 4:00 pm Lowering the flag and attention to orders
– Medical impression (Informal table setup the entire day in the sally port)
– Guard mount (Informal program once every hour)
– Drum & fife (Informal program throughout the day)

Fort Moultrie is located at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. The site is administered by the National Park Service as a unit of Fort Sumter National Monument. Fort Moultrie represents the entire history of static seacoast defense in the United States, from the American Revolution to the end of World War II. The site is open daily from 9:00-5:00 and includes a visitor center with museum exhibits and an orientation film. An entrance fee of $3 for adults and $1 for senior citizens is charged for the park.

Now entering its second century, the National Park Service continues to explore new ways to help visitors connect and find their parks. For more information on park news, events and programs, follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FtSumterNPS, http://www.facebook.com/FtMoultrieNPS, and http://www.facebook.com/PinckneyNPS. Visit the park websites at http://www.nps.gov/fosu and http://www.nps.gov/chpi, or call 843-883-3123. You can also share your park experience with others by posting on social media with the hashtag #FindYourPark. Come find yours today!

(Photo Credit:  CVB website)

-Tidelines Editor

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