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The South Carolina Flag

 
 
The South Carolina Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 24, 2008
1. The South Carolina Flag Marker
Inscription. Our South Carolina state flag represents one of the oldest flag designs still in use. Its design elements go back to 1765 when three white crescents were used on a blue flag by protesters against the Stamp Act. Ten years later, a flag with a single crescent, or new moon, was hoisted in the Revolutionary War. Colonel William Moultrie designed a flag for the South Carolina soldiers using the blue color of their uniforms as the field and a silver crescent, which the soldiers wore on the front of their caps. The Palmetto tree was added to the flag later after the tree figured prominently on the battle of Fort Moultrie on June 28, 1776. When the people of Charleston heard that the British planned to capture Sullivan's Island, Colonel Moultrie and others built a fort of Palmetto logs on the island. When the British warships came to Sullivan's Island, Colonel Moultrie and his soldiers defeated them, partly because the British cannonballs simply sank into the soft, tough Palmetto logs.
 
Erected 2006.
 
Location. 34° 50.836′ N, 82° 24.015′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street and Main Street on East Broad Street. Click for map. Marker
The South Carolina Flag and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 24, 2008
2. The South Carolina Flag and Marker
is located in the Peace Plaza, surrounding the Nathanael Greene Statue, across from the Peace Center for the Performing Arts. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Glory (a few steps from this marker); The Betsy Ross Flag (a few steps from this marker); Francis Marion (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Sumter (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Pickens (a few steps from this marker); Greenville's General (a few steps from this marker); Guilford Courthouse Flag (a few steps from this marker); Roger Craft Peace Plaza (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Flag of South Carolina. The flag of South Carolina is believed to have been originally designed in 1775 for use by South Carolinian troops during the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. The State Flag of South Carolina. Asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety in the fall of 1775 to design a flag for the use of the South Carolina troops, Col. William Moultrie chose a blue which matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent which reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their caps. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 984 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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