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Charleston District's 150th Birthday

The history of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District is one full of building for the nation. Starting with the first Corps presence in Charleston in 1821 with the construction of Forts Moultrie, Johnson and Sumter, the Corps has been building strong for Charleston and all of South Carolina.

A permanent Corps office was established in March 1871, with the first major projects being to construct the jetties in Charleston Harbor and remove sunken vessels from the Civil War.

In March 2021, the Charleston District will celebrate its 150th birthday and 200 years of service to the region. Throughout the year, this site will be further populated to bring you the full history of the Corps in Charleston. Be on the lookout for events, activities, celebrations and much more.