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3ft. x 5ft. Fort Moultrie Flag

$62.59
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This 3 x 5 ft. Fort Moultrie flag is printed of 100% nylon, hand-sewn with two rows of stitching on top and bottom, four rows stitching on the fly end, finished with a canvas header and brass grommets. Made in the U.S.A.

Fort Moultrie Flag History

The Fort Moultrie Flag was flown over the Fortifications on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, as they battled a British Invasion. South Carolinian's defending Fort Moultrie in Charleston Harbor in 1776 raised one of the earliest flags of American liberty. When the flag fell during the course of the battle, it was lifted by Sergeant William Jasper, who held it until a new flagstaff could be improvised, claiming, "We cannot fight without a flag". But they fought valiantly with the flag, fending off the British fleet and felling their commander, Sir Peter Parker. This decisive battle was the first British loss at sea in years, and prevented them from the capacity for a Southern invasion for a long while afterward. The silver crescent appeared as a badge worn on their caps. It was enhanced with the bold word "Liberty" the cause for which they fought was emblazoned on the crescent to reflect the dreams of the Colonists.