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Views of the Star Fort at Ninety-Six

Sketch of the Star Fort as it appeared in 1781.

 

View of the British Star Fort from the site observation platform.  Note the American Rifle Tower in the upper center part of the picture.

 

Close-up view of the Star Fort remains.

 

View of the Star Fort showing the remains of a 25 foot well that was dug in the attempt to find water inside the fortifications.  Unfortunately it came up dry!  During the latter part of the siege, former slave "Pioneers," who had helped construct the fort in exchange for their eventual freedom, made nightly trips to a nearby creek to obtain water for the garrison.

 

Another view of the fortifications.  In the extreme right of the photo are the remains of the American Rifle Tower established to increase the intensity of the rifle fire made against the Tory garrison.

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