This is the order book associated with the 4th South Carolina Regiment, which was established in November 1775 and formed part of the U.S. Continental Army between June 18, 1776 and January 1, 1781, when it was disbanded following the British capture of Charleston. It also contains orders relating to the 1st and 2nd South Carolina Regiments from September 15, 1775 onward, beginning with the capture of Fort Johnson. It discusses the allocation of men and material to various fortifications around the Charleston area, including Fort Sullivan, Fort Johnson, and the Grand Battery. The book accompanied Captain Barnard Elliott (d. 1778), who was reassigned from the 2nd to the 4th Regiment in November, 1775. Considerable reference is made to war plans, military discipline, including courts-martial, and camp life.
Carl Smith and his wife, Stephanie, moved to Sullivan's Island in 1972 and immediately fell in love with it. Though an architect by profession, Carl soon became involved in island politics. His first involvement was on the Board of Adjustment, now known as the Board of Zoning Appeals. In those days there were basically no ordinances protecting historic structures on the island. However, there was the long established requirement for a minimum half acre lot size, something that Carl considers one of the most important aspects in protecting the island's character. In 1987 Carl was elected to Sullivan's Island Town Council. He was a council member during the destruction of Hurricane Hugo. He describes the devastation of the storm and the residents' return to the island. Hugo led to many changes, including the establishment of the island's first disaster plan. In the mid 90's Carl made his first run for mayor, but was defeated then and in 2001. His first successful bid for mayor came in 2005, and he ran unopposed in 2009. Carl feels that there were three issues that defined his time as Mayor of Sullivan's Island, in addition to his strong advocacy for preservation of the island's character. The first was that of the fate of the Ben Sawyer Bridge and the island's connection to the mainland. The second was the way in which water and sewer were handled on the island rather than being shipped to Mt. Pleasant. The third was the new Sullivan's Island Elementary School, a facility that Carl felt was ill-conceived and over-built. A referendum on the school was never allowed by Town Council, but the write-in vote on Carl's behalf in the mayoral election of 2013 was considered by many a referendum on the school. There are other accomplishments that Carl remembers with pride during his time as mayor including initiating an architectural survey of the island, designing the town sign at the entrance to the island, recovering and rehabilitating the old bandstand from Ft. Moultrie, erecting the monument in the historic town cemetery, and preserving the historic character of the Devereaux mansion gatehouse. Finally, Smith details his reasons for leaving the island.
A postcard of the Post Chapel in Fort Moutlrie on Sullivan's Island. Back of the postcard reads, "Fort Moultrie on Sullivans island, has figured extensively in history. During the Civil War, the Fort was abandoned, when Charleston Harbor was evacuated in 1865. It is now a modern Coast Atillery Headquarters."
A postcard of the Post Chapel in Fort Moutlrie. Back of the postcard reads, "Fort Moultrie on Sullivans island has figured extensively in history. During the Civil War, the Fort was abandoned, when Charleston Harbor was evacuated in 1865. It is now a modern Coast Atillery Headquarters."
A postcard of the entrance of Fort Moultrie and the Grave of Osceola. Back of the postcard reads, "Osceola, a famous chief of the Seminole Indians, was born in Florida in 1803. His wife was seized as a slave in 1835, and he began a war which carried on until he was captured. He died in Fort Moultrie in 1837. Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island, has figured extensively in history. During the Civil War the Fort was abandoned, when Charleston Harbor was evacuated in 1865."
A postcard of the entrance to Fort Moultrie. The back of the postcard reads, "Fort Moultrie successfully defended the Harbor against the British Fleet under Sir Peter Parker. Th[illegible] shows the old guns left from past [illegible]ave of Osceola, famed Indian chief, [illegible] the modern coast artillery head-q[uarters]."
A postcard of the highway entrance to Fort Moultrie. The back of the postcard reads, "Shown in this view are the old guns left from past days, the grave of Osceola, famed Indian chief, and the road to the modern coast artillery headquarters. This Fort successfully defended the Harbor against the British Fleet under Sir Peter Parker."
A postcard of Osceola's grave and entrance to Fort Moultrie. The back of the postcard reads: "Fort Moultrie successfully defended the harbor against the British fleet under Sir Peter Parker. It is now a modern Coast Artillery Defense and Army Post."