William Moultrie

William Moultrie wearing a dark coat with a mustard yellow colored waistcoat and collar.

Painting of William Moultrie by Charles Wilson Peale, 1782. Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery.

(1730-1805) William Moultrie was a general in the Revolutionary War who had Fort Moultrie built out of Palmetto logs on Sullivan’s Island, in the Charleston Harbor.