Website and Blog

This website and blog are for those interested in the American Revolution.  We are focused on a specific event:  the June 1776 fight at Breach Inlet during the Battle of Sullivan’s Island near Charles Town (now Charleston), South Carolina.  We seek to understand this important but overlooked battle and share the history with the public. 

I hope you will explore the site and offer constructive feedback and suggestions.  Click on maps or other images to enlarge them for greater detail. 

Every page except this Home page is interactive. Simply write what you think in the Reply or Comment section at the bottom of any other page. The first time you post a comment, you will be asked to enter a name of your choice (which others will see) and your email address (which others will not see).

This site presents a summary of the history and describes a small, public park at the site of the battle.  To see remarks and photos from the 2011 dedication, reception, and exhibits, visit the Dedication section of this website,  Text from the 2012 Carolina Day address about the Battle of Sullivan’s Island may be found here Carolina Day Remarks.

TP with Flag Dec 2012

Since completion in 2012, Thomson Park has been enhanced with a new historical marker and a bike rack and benches donated by friends and family in memory of loved ones.   

Please contact me at or 843-860-9173 if you’d like to contribute to ongoing maintenance and improvement of  the privately-funded park. Our fiscal agent is The Fort Sumter – Fort Moultrie Historical Trust, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that extends the reach of the National Park Service with programs and projects to help preserve, protect, and utilize historic sites for the common good.

Thanks for your interest.  I hope you enjoy learning about the Battle at the Breach. 

Doug MacIntyre     dougmac1776 on the blog    843-860-9173