On June 28, 1776, several British warships attacked an incomplete and unnamed fort near Charleston, South Carolina. William Moultrie and his men held off the British attack throughout the day, damaging many of the warships before the British withdrew later that night. During the battle, Moultrie flew a flag of his design, which has now become known as the Moultrie Flag. The fort was soon named Fort Moultrie in honor of the man who led the southern Colonists to victory.
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