The Charleston Chapter will re-establish itself as a Best Chapter in AUSA and serve as the voice for the Total Army (Active, National Guard, and Reserve) by providing relevant programs and support for the Soldiers, Cadets, DA Civilians, Retirees, Veterans, Army Families, and Community Partners in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Charleston SC Chapter
William Tecumseh Sherman graduated from West Point in 1840, sixth in his class of 42, and was commission a lieutenant in the Third U.S. Artillery. He briefly served in Florida near the end of the Seminole War, then at Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay. He was then assigned to garrison duty at Fort Moultrie in Charleston, South Carolina. Ft Moultrie was largely abandoned in the 1820-30’s and fell into disrepair. Repair was given to the Corps of Engineers and the effort was led by Capt. Alexander H. Bowman from 1839 to 1842.