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5285Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020515Primary Sponsor: CampsenAll Sponsors: Campsen and OttDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5389dw02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020606Date of Last Amendment: 20020606Subject: Sullivan's Island, bridge currently under construction that spans Breach Inlet to have appropriate marker or sign commemorating Battle of Sullivan's Island and Colonel William O. ThomsonHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20020606 Concurred in Senate amendment Senate 20020606 Amended, adopted, returned to House Senate 20020522 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference House 20020521 Adopted, sent to Senate ------ 20020521 Scrivener's error corrected House 20020516 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 20020515 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMR Versions of This Bill Revised on May 16, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 21, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 22, 2002 - Word format Revised on June 6, 2002 - Word format
AS ADOPTED BY THE SENATE
June 6, 2002
S. Printed 6/06/02--S.
Read the first time May 22, 2002.
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ERECT AN APPROPRIATE SIGN OR MARKER ON SULLIVAN'S ISLAND ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE BRIDGE, CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION THAT SPANS BREACH INLET BETWEEN SULLIVAN'S ISLAND AND THE ISLE OF PALMS IN CHARLESTON COUNTY ON SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 703 TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF SULLIVAN'S ISLAND AND COLONEL WILLIAM THOMSON, WHO LED THE COLONIAL FORCES AT BREACH INLET DURING THE BATTLE OF SULLIVAN'S ISLAND WHICH DEFEATED A BRITISH CONTINGENT ON JUNE 28, 1776.
Whereas, on June 28, 1776, a British fleet with eleven ships and an invasion force of approximately three thousand regulars and marines struck at the heart of the colony known as South Carolina by launching an assault on the unfinished palmetto log and sand fort on Sullivan's Island manned by approximately seven hundred Colonial soldiers; and
Whereas, leading the forces of the colonists defending Breach Inlet was Colonel William Thomson, a fearless leader and driving force in severing ties with Great Britain; and
Whereas, the British landed on Long Island (now the Isle of Palms) and intended to invade across Breach Inlet and attack the fort from the rear, but the water proved to be too deep and swift; and
Whereas, when the British tried an amphibious landing, Colonel Thomson's forces repelled them with lethal markmanship; and
Whereas, the British withdrew in complete disarray and Colonial forces prevailed at the Battle of Sullivan's Island in what was to give the Revolutionary cause a significant psychological boost; and
Whereas, it is appropriate that the Department of Transportation erect an appropriate sign or marker to recognize the heroic and gallant leadership of Colonel William Thomson at the Battle of Sullivan's Island. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the Department of Transportation erect an appropriate sign or marker on Sullivan's Island on the eastern side of the bridge, currently under construction that spans Breach Inlet between Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms in Charleston County on South Carolina Highway 703 to commemorate the Battle of Sullivan's Island and Colonel William Thomson, who led the Colonial forces at Breach Inlet during the Battle of Sullivan's Island which defeated a British contingent on June 28, 1776.
That the Department of Archives and History shall prepare or approve appropriate text for the sign or marker.
That the cost of the marker be financed by the local County Transportation Committee, the City of Sullivan's Island, or private donations.
That the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is requested to name the boat landing on the Santee River where U. S. Highway 17-A and S.C. Highway 41 cross the Santee River above Jamestown in Berkeley County the "Lenud's Ferry Boat Landing". Appropriate signs containing the words "Lenud's Ferry Boat Landing" shall be placed on the property through locally generated funding by the Department of Natural Resources.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Archives and History.
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