The Moultrie Flag

The Moultrie Flag (HM6ZN)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 50.825', W 82° 24.026'

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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.
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HM NumberHM6ZN
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 1:49pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371966 N 3856979
Decimal Degrees34.84708333, -82.40043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.825', W 82° 24.026'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 49.50" N, 82° 24' 1.56" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 351-371 S Main St, Greenville SC 29601, US
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