Mount Pleasant Historical

A project by Town of Mount Pleasant Historical Commission

This site is brought to you by the Town of Mount Pleasant’s Historical Commission. Mount Pleasant Historical is a free website and app that puts the Town’s history at your fingertips. Explore unique historic places and take self-guided walking tours. Find interesting people, places and events in Mount Pleasant’s history. With a growing list of interpretive stories, each point on the map includes historical information about the location, along with historic images from the archives.

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Recent Stories

In June 1776, General Charles Lee strategically positioned troops and guns around the Charles Town region. Brigadier General John Armstrong commanded all American troops in Christ Church Parish. He…

Sometime in late 1777, the American army began construction on a barracks complex for soldiers at Haddrell’s Point. In 1780, the barracks were being used as a hospital when it was captured by the…

In early January 1776, the Charles Town Council of Safety decided to build a fascine battery on Sullivan’s Island until a more permanent fort could be constructed. Men from the 1st and 2nd Regiments…

Prior to the June 28, 1776 British attack on Fort Sullivan, American engineer Captain J. Ferdinand DeBraham served as the Chief Engineer for Colonel Moultrie and was tasked with building a useable…