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Castle Pinckney


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1797/00/00 Named after the Revolutionary War hero Charles C Pinckney, construction begins on Fort Pinckney. Built of log and earthen fort, it was intended to protect the city from a possible naval attack when war with France seemed imminent.
1804/09/00 Completed in 1804, Fort Pinckney is virtually destroyed by a severe hurricane in September of that year.
1810/00/00 Located on Shutes Folly, the brick-and-mortar Castle Pinckney is erected in 1809-1810 and is garrisoned throughout the War of 1812.
1832/00/00 John Farley Artillery Commander Battery B, 1st US Artillery is ordered to reactivate Castle Pinckney and standby to fire on Charleston, SC Nullification Crisis
1860/12/27 Richard Kidder Meade Jr US Army Commander CO Meade declines Confederate Gen James J Pettigrew's offer of parole and moves his garrison to Fort Sumter. Prelude to the American Civil War

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Particulars for Castle Pinckney:
Cultural Affiliation American
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Engineering
Structure Type Fortification
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Criteria Historic Event
Other Description Horseshoe fort
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Military
Owner Private
Level of Significance State
Sight Category Structure

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 16th July 1970

Registry Name: Castle Pinckney
Registry Address: Shute's Folly Island
Registry Number: 70000574
Resource Type: Structure
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Horseshoe fort
Area in Acres: 3
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Historic and non-aboriginal, Military, Engineering
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: American
Period of Significance: 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1808, 1811
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Fortification
Current Function: Work in progress
Current Sub-Function:

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