Charleston's forgotten fort: Castle Pinckney

Image by The Soldier in Our Civil WarImage by 20090713-pinckney.jpg Castle Pinckney during the Civil War.

Charleston Magazine has a great piece on Charleston Harbor's forgotten fort, Castle Pinckney, located on Shutes Folly - that marshy island with the cross on it between the peninsula and Patriots Point.


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Looking now at the dilapidated and overgrown structure, it is hard to imagine it was ever used as a fort, prison for Union soldiers, lighthouse station, and later, a residence. The article chronicles a kayaking adventure out to the island and the fairy tale like mystery that surrounds the old fort.

Here's the full piece at Charleston Magazine.

Read more stories on this subject in our fort topic page.For those history buffs out there, hop on over to learn more about the history of Castle Pinckney -- or check out "more coverage" just below.


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