Project Information

The vision of Thomson Park became a reality when we achieved our goal of installing and dedicating it in June 2011, the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island.  We have continued researching details of the battle and expanded the park to include benches, a bike rack, a fourth exhibit, and a sign recognizing contributors.  Progress is posted here for our community of supporters.  Email dougmac@mindspring.com if you would like to be a Friend of Danger and receive the updates directly by email.

Supporters of Thomson Park are “Friends of Danger”. Colonel William Thomson (1727-1796) was responsible for thwarting the British attack across Breach Inlet in 1776. His troops affectionately called him “Danger” in tribute to his bravery and daring in battle.  Thomson was said to be the best marksman in the backcountry – any enemy he could see was in danger.  He doesn’t look so tough in this portrait from about 1790.  Of course, he was 63 years old and dressed up for his friends.

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Click the links below to read the documents.

Carolina Day June 28, 2012   Carolina Day Remarks

Newspaper Article May 29, 2012   Park completion fortifies remembrance  http://www.moultrienews.com/news/-30SULLYTHOMSONPARKPIC

Newspaper Article May 27, 2012   War hero had ‘Danger’ as his nickname http://thetandd.com/news/war-hero-had-danger-as-his-nickname/article_84cc528c-a7a9-11e1-8861-001a4bcf887a.html

Twelfth and Final Progress Report   Progress Report 12 – May 16, 2012

Newspaper Article   Adding the final touches to Thomson Park – March 22, 2011  http://islandeyenews.com/?p=4409

Eleventh Progress Report   Progress Report 11 – Nov 19, 2011

Magazine Article   Danger at the Breach in Patriots of the American Revolution, Nov-Dec 2011

Walter Edgar’s Journal August 19, 2011 http://www.scetv.org/index.php/walter_edgars_journal/show/remembering_two_sc_revolutionary_war_heroes/ 

Tenth Progress Report Progress Report 10 – Aug 6, 2011

Newspaper Article PeeDee Patriots in MHA July 7, 2011

Newspaper Article Moultrie News Jun 22, 2011

Newspaper Article   http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/jul/04/small-sullivans-island-park-big-role-history/

Photo Spread   Charleston Mercury Jun 30, 2011

Article in CharlestonCurrents.com  http://www.charlestoncurrents.com/issue/11_issues/11.0627.htm#focus

Ninth Progress Report  Progress Report 9 – June 24, 2011

Newspaper Article  Moultrie News Jun 22, 2011

Dedication June 18, 2011   See the special webpage, https://thomsonpark.wordpress.com/dedication

Newspaper Article   Charleston Mercury Jun 15, 2011

Newspaper Article   Moultrie News Jun 15, 2011    

Newspaper Article   Moultrie News Jun 8, 2011

Newspaper Article   Part 1 Island Eye News May 27, 2011  Part 2 Island Eye News Jun 10, 2011

Press Release from Fort Sumter – Fort Moultrie Historical Trust   Thomson Park Press Release

Eighth Progress Report  Progress Report 8 – May 18, 2011 

Support for the Project   https://thomsonpark.wordpress.com/contributions/

Announcement   Press Release, Residents Forum Apr 28

Seventh Progress Report   Progress Report 7 – April 11, 2011

Magazine Article   Patriots of the American Revolution Mar-Apr 2011

Sixth Progress Report   Progress Report 6 – February 6, 2011

Newspaper Article  Charleston Mercury Jan 13, 2011 p1  Charleston Mercury Jan 13, 2011 p2

Fifth Progress Report   Progress Report 5 – December 22, 2010

Fourth Progress Report   Progress Report 4 – November 21, 2010   Attachment

Third Progress Report   Progress Report 3 – August 15, 2010

Newspaper Article    Charleston Mercury Aug 12, 1010

Newspaper Article    Post & Courier Jul 22, 2010         

Details about Presentations at Historic Charleston Foundation    Announcement of July 7 Presentations

Information about SCAR Roundtable, Carolina Day and Presentations     Reminders for Friends of Danger

Second Progress Report     Progress Report 2 – June 8, 2010

Introduction and First Progress Report      Progress Report 1 – April 26, 2010

2 Responses to Project Information

  1. Pingback: Website and Blog « Thomson Park

  2. This is so cool! I will definitely be visiting the next time I am in Charleston.

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