Fort Lyttelton (aka Lyttleton, Littleton)

Web-Based Resources:

A short introduction to the Fort Lyttelton site is found on the National Register Properties hosted on the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website. Nomination form provides additional details about Fort Lyttelton’s history.

Lipscomb, Terry W., ed., The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, October 6, 1757-January 24, 1761, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1996. NOTE: This source is available as PDF files: Introduction 901 pages of text

“Global Gazetteer of the American Revolution” by John A. Robertson, c2006 has an entry about “Fort Lyttleton

Google Books includes a digital version of South Carolina as a Royal Colony, 1719 – 1776 by William Roy Smith, New York: Macmillan, 1903 with references to “Fort Lyttleton.” See pp. xii, 211.

Come to the Beaufort District Collection to see these items:

Forts [vertical file]

Fort Lyttelton [vertical file]

“Forts of Beaufort Pre-Revolutionary: Why They Were Where They Were When They Were, a paper given before the Beaufort County Historical Society, June 30, 1959” [typescript] by Howard E. Danner. (BCHS #1) BDC ONLY in printed form. On the reel of Beaufort County Historical Papers microfilm at BEA and HHI Branches.

“Major John LaBoularderie deTreville Fought for American Independence” [typescript] by Gerhard Spieler and Ruth deTreville Spieler,” presented before the Beaufort County Historical Society, June 25, 2000 (BCHS #69) BDC ONLY

SC 328.7574 SOU The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, November 20, 1755-July 6, 1757, edited by Terry W. Lipscomb. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1989. (BDC)

SC 973.3 BRO Memoirs of Tarleton Brown, a Captain in the Revolutionary Army, written by himself, with a new introduction by Terry W. Lipscomb, Barnwell County Museum and Historical Board, 1999. Note: Fort Lyttelton is in the index spelled “Fort Littleton,” pp. ix, 3, 60, 67, 80 (BDC)

SC 973.33 DAN Beaufort and the Wars with England by Howard E. Danner, [typescript] no date. BDC ONLY in printed form. On the reel of Beaufort County Historical Papers microfilm as #4 at BEA and HHI Branch Libraries.

SC 973.33 MOU Memoirs of the American Revolution, So Far as It Related to the States of North and South Carolina, and Georgia … 2 vols. reprinted in 1 vol. [by William Moultrie] (Eyewitness Accounts of the American Revolution) reprint ed., New York Times and Arno Press, 1968, vol. 1, pp. 288 – 292, 353 (BDC)

SC 975.7 WAL The History of South Carolina by David Duncan Wallace, American Historical Society, 1934, vol. 1: 461 (BDC, HHI)

SC 975.799 JOH Beaufort and the Sea Islands, Their History and Traditions by Dr. John Archibald Johnson (Typescript) pp. 83-84, 111-113 (BDC)

Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library:

917.5799 HIS Historic Beaufort, South Carolina’s Sea Island Jewel prepared by Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, c1972, [unpaged 31] (BDC, BEA, HHI)

975.799 HEL Beaufort South Carolina: A History by Alexia Jones Helsley, History Press, 2005, pp. 41, 47, 51, 56, 73 (ALL)

975.799 ROW A History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, vol. 1: 1514-1861 by Lawrence S. Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George Rogers, Jr. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996, pp. 156-57, 175,188, 215-217, 219, 233, 239, 243, 288, 425 (ALL)

Note: Dr. Nicholas Michael Butler found the South Carolina, Commissioners of Fortifications record series of crucial importance to his research, the “Journal of the Commissioners of Fortifications, 1755–1770” especially so. Manuscript journal available at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. A microfilm version of this source is also available in the South Carolina History Room at the Charleston County Public Library. We keep a copy of Dr. Butler’s transcription of the journal entry dated 16 November 1758 is a the superintendent’s report about the progress of the construction work in the Fort Lyttleton [vertical file] in the Beaufort District Collection.

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