Principal Magazine at Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, South Carolina - The Principal Magazine was part of the 1870s modernizastion. The structure houses the fort's main gunpowder supply. It was built with concrete and earth to protect against new rifled artillery. Fort Moultrie is part of the Fort Sumter National Monument at the entrance to Charleston Harbor in South Carolina. The fort has played a crucial role in defending the harbor from the time of the Revolutionary War through World War II. During that time it has undergone multiple upgrades, from the original palmetto log walls to the newer heavily fortified earthen bunkers.
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