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Breach Inlet

Today, historical markers located on both the northern tip of Sullivan’s Island and on Charleston Boulevard on the southern tip of Isle of Palms indicate the fierce stand off between both American and British forces. Breach Inlet is much narrower today than it was in June 1776 as several maps indicate a wider inlet of shallow sandbars protecting a gulf channel of seven or eight feet, the very one that prevented General Clinton from simply wading his forces across to meet Thomson.

Breach Inlet: What's Nearby

Sullivan's Island
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort Lamar Historic Preserve
Charleston, SC
Civil War  |  Fort
Battery 5, James Island New Lines
Charleston, SC
The H.L. Hunley Project and Submarine Tours
North Charleston, SC

Related Battles

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina | June 28, 1776
Result: American Victory
Estimated Casualties
156
American
5
British
151