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Thomas Sumter was a hero of the American Revolution, and the fort was named for him. Sumter was a leader of partisan militia against the British in South Carolina during the Revolution, like Francis Marion and Pickens. Mel Gibson's character in the movie "The Patriot" is sort of a composite of these three South Carolina heroes of the Revolution.
It was named after a Revolutionary War Hero called General Sumter.

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