Fort Johnson, South Carolina

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Fort Johnson, South Carolina

FORT JOHNSON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Located on James Island, it guarded the entrance to Charleston Harbor. It was captured by the rebels in September 1775, and its twenty large guns were ineffectually employed in the action of 1776. Allowed to fall into ruin, it was retaken (from the land side) by the British in their Charleston expedition of 1780.

SEE ALSO Charleston Expedition of Clinton in 1780.

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