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Sullivan's Island in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Major General William Moultrie

1730 - 1805

 
 
Gravestone of General William Moultrie image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
1. Gravestone of General William Moultrie
Inscription.
Major General William Moultrie
1730 - 1805

Commander of
Second South Carolina Regiment
During the Battle of Sullivan's Island
June 28, 1776

When offered inducements by Lord Charles
Montagu to desert the American cause,
General Moultrie replied "...you have forgot
to tell me how I am to get rid of the
feelings of an injured honest heart, and
where to hide myself from myself...this would
be a fatal exchange from my present situation,
with an easy and approved conscience of
having done my duty, and conducted myself
as a man of honor."

The remains of General Moultrie were recovered
from Windsor Hill Plantation, Charleston County,
and reinterred at Fort Moultrie, 1978.

 
Erected 1978.
 
Location. 32° 45.743′ N, 79° 51.421′ W. Marker is in Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Middle Street west of Station 13 Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This gravestone is located on the grounds of the Fort Moultrie visitor center, along a walkway that runs north from the visitor center, near the Cove waterfront. Marker
Major General William Moultrie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
2. Major General William Moultrie Marker
View of the gravesite of Major General William Moultrie.
is at or near this postal address: 1214 Middle Street, Sullivans Island SC 29482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Fort Sumter - Fort Sumter Today (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grave of General William Moultrie (about 700 feet away); Defending Charleston (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Military Base to National Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Northwest Bastionet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oceola / Patapsco Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Traverse c.1820 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sullivan's Island.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Major General William Moultrie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
3. Major General William Moultrie Marker
View of the gravesite of Major General William Moultrie, on the backgrounds of the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center.
Major General William Moultrie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
4. Major General William Moultrie Marker
View of the gravesite of Major General William Moultrie, along a walkway that leads to the Cove waterfront.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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