Built-in 1899 during the Spanish-American War as one of six fortifications designed to protect the southeastern American coastline, Fort Fremont closed out a 350-year-old legacy of coastal fortifications in Port Royal Sound, South Carolina. It is an artifact of homeland security spanning European colonization and 19th-century imperialism. This film documents how geography, technology, national security, and politics interacted to shape the fortunes of a community during the Spanish-American War.
Produced in 2019 by Archaeological Legacy Institute
Copyright 2019 by Archaeological Legacy Institute
Fort Fremont (Wikipedia)
History of South Carolina (Wikipedia)
Spanish-American War (Wikipedia)