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Fort Moultrie

Fort Moultrie Tour

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We walked from newest to oldest cannon defenses. These guns were in place from 1873 to 1898. They fired 15" Rodman shot a distance of 4.5 miles. A crack fifteen man gun crew would load the 15" Rodman ball, weighing 434 pounds, with 40 pounds of black powder, aim it, and fire once every 4 minutes.

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