We head to Fort Sumter (you know, where the Civil War began) and find
we can see it, but can't get to it; it's smack dab in the middle of
the water in Charleston Harbor. Boats leave at 1:30, 2 and 4 p.m. It's
now 2:30 p.m. We're not waiting.
Instead, we take what's left: a tour of a little known Civil War
fortress called Fort Moultrie, on Sullivans Island, also in Charleston
Harbor (but with a bridge; no boat needed). Wow wee wow. What a find.
This military installation first protected our shores during the
Revolutionary War and was last used during World War II. Many
skirmishes are documented here.
It's a walk through the history of our military might.
From one lookout, we can even see Fort Sumter. So we're good. On all