Did you know that not all the battles in the American Revolution were against the British soldiers? Take a look at this battle - The Battle of Moores Creek in North Carolina.
Who are these people and why are they dressed in skirts? Well in this battle a group of Scottish decent Tories attacked the Whigs. What are Tories and Whigs? Tories were colonists who were loyal to the Crown (England) and the Whigs were the patriots. A group of Scottish Tories attacked the patriots over a bridge at Moores Creek - they failed miserably and the patriots were able to confiscate quite a bit of ammunition and supplies from them.
We had fun with an experiment while learning about this battle. Fort Sullivan was a rickety old fort. When the revolutionists found out that the British were going to attack, they fortified it with the only thing available: Palmetto (Palm) trees. These spongy trees were used along with sand behind them. Did it work? Were the Revolutionists better protected with Palmetto trees than with regular trees?
So yes, the Revolutionists at Fort Sullivan were well protected, they won the battle, and South Carolina still has the Palmetto Tree on its flag!