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: email@example.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 ==== SCROOTS Mailing List ==== ********** QUOTING SHOULD END ABOVE THIS LINE ********** Address comments about the Forum to the SCRoots Manager at: Steven J. Coker, P.O. Box 359, Charleston, SC 29402 firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.scroots.org/