By John Young for Island Connection
“I cannot forget that happy day when we marched into Charleston with the American troops; it was a proud day…and I felt myself much elated , at seeing the balconies, the doors and windows crowded with the Patriotic fair, and aged citizens and others, congratulating us on our return home…Both citizens and soldiers shed mutual tears of joy… This fourteenth day of December 1782, ought never to be forgotten by the Carolinians; it ought to be a day of festivity with them, and was the real day of the deliverance and independence.”
– General William Moultrie account of the British evacuation of Charleston, December 14, 1782.
The public is invited to heed General Moultrie’s words, by visiting The Powder Magazine Museum this December 14. From 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM South Carolina’s oldest public building will open its doors for a reception and book signing. Author and educator for the Historic Charleston Foundation, Leigh M. Moring, will be on hand to sign copies of her new book, “Nathanael Greene in South Carolina.”
Greene, sometimes refered to by the sobriquet “The Fighting Quaker,” is considered one of the true heroes of the American Revolution. He led the Southern Department during the Battle of Eutaw Springs, and the Patriot recapture of Charleston. Moring’s book focuses on Greene’s service to the Palmetto State.
Come enjoy light refreshments and get a signed book for yourself or the history-lover on your holiday list!
The Powder Magazine Museum is South Carolina’s oldest public building. It has been a property of the non-profit, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina since 1902. Exhibits are focused on South Carolina’s colonial military history and available to the public daily. For more information call (843) 722-9350, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.