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Meaning of Fort Moultrie

Fort" Moul'trie

Pronunciation: (ml'trē), [key]
  1. a fort in the harbor of Charleston, S.C.: defended against British in the American Revolution by Col. William Moultrie (1730–1805); in the Civil War, played an important role in the bombardment of Fort Sumter and in Confederate defense.
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