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Subject: Carolina Day is June 28th
Resent-Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 08:12:11 -0700 (PDT)
Resent-From: SCROOTS-L@rootsweb.com
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 11:12:51 -0400
From: "Steven J. Coker" 
Reply-To: carolina@yours.com
Organization: http://collectiblesbyjeannine.com/
To: SCROOTS-L@rootsweb.com

South Carolina's Independence Day.
http://www.schistory.org/displays/RevWar/CarolinaDay/carolina.html

On the 28th of June 1776 the battle of Sullivan's Island was the first victory
of the Patriot cause. A sizeable British fleet and army had been drubbed in a
decisive way and British pride was seriously wounded. Word was rushed to
Congress in Philadelphia by a single horse-borne messenger in a manner
reminiscent of the battle of Marathon. The importance to American morale cannot
be overstated; as news spread throughout the nation, there was rejoicing
everywhere.

For generations, the gallant defense of Sullivan's Island was commemorated with
festivities which recalled our nation's struggle for liberty and the blessing
resulting from it. To Carolinians, the 28th of June was Independence Day.

FOR MORE SEE:
http://www.schistory.org/displays/RevWar/CarolinaDay/carolina.html
http://www.schistory.org/displays/RevWar/CarolinaDay/jasper.html
http://www.schistory.org/displays/RevWar/CarolinaDay/battle.html
http://www.schistory.org/displays/RevWar/CarolinaDay/heritage.html
http://liszt.bluemarble.net/read/SCRoots-L/3526BFB1.F9A58963@rootsweb.com.html
http://liszt.bluemarble.net/read/SCRoots-L/3526BFD4.D0F0216A@rootsweb.com.html
http://liszt.bluemarble.net/read/SCRoots-L/3526C026.5897B7E4@rootsweb.com.html

About Sullivan's Island
http://www.sciway.net/city/sullivansisland/sullivansisland.html
http://www.ipl.org/exhibit/light/ATL/Charleston.html

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