General William Moultrie was a patriot of the American Revolution and statesmen. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina. Elected Colonel of the 2nd Regiment (Regulars) of South Carolina, General Moultrie was in command of the forces on Sullivan's Island on June 28, 1776, when the British under Sir Peter Parker were defeated. Moultrie designed the flag that flew over the fort, and Fort Moultrie was named in his honor. General Moultrie took part in the defense of Charleston in 1779 and 1780. Moultrie also served the state and nation in numerous elected offices including member of the First and Second Provincial Congresses, 1775-76, and Governor of South Carolina, 1785-87 and 1792-94.