Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Moultrie Flag
This flag, commonly referred to as "The Moultrie Flag," was carried by Colonel William Moultrie's South Carolina Militia on Sullivan's Island in Charleston Harbor on June 28, 1776. The British were defeated that day which saved the South from British occupation for another two years. This flag was also present at the liberation of Charleston on December 14, 1782 by Greene's Southern Continental & Militia Army -- marking the end of the Revolutionary War and final victory in South Carolina. Colonel Moultrie states in his memoirs, "This was the first American Flag displayed in the South." Some versions of this flag have the work "Liberty" in the crescent moon. The South Carolina state flag still contains the crescent moon (a symbol of legitimate authority) from this Revolutionary War era flag.
Location. 34° 50.825′ N, 82° 24.026′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on South Main Street near Broad Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guilford Courthouse Flag (a few steps from this marker); Harper Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Old Glory (a few steps from this marker); The South Carolina Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); The Betsy Ross Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Marion (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Sumter (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Pickens (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenville's General (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Craft Peace Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . .
1. The Moultrie Flag.
2. William Moultrie. William Moultrie (November 23, 1730 – September 27, 1805) was a general from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War.
3. Battle of Sullivan's Island. The Battle of Sullivan's Island or the Battle of Fort Sullivan was fought on June 28, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence.
4. Siege of Charleston. The Siege of Charleston was one of the major battles which took place towards the end of the American Revolutionary War, after the British began to shift their strategic focus towards the American Southern Colonies.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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