Revolutionary War Continental Army Major General, South Carolina Governor. He was second-in-command of the defenses of Charleston, South Carolina during the American Revolution. He was taken prisoner when Charleston fell to the British in 1780. He was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1783 to 1784, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1784 and Governor in 1785. He was elected to the South Carolina Senate in 1787 and was again elected Governor in 1792. Moultrie published in 1802 Memoirs of the American Revolution. He died in Charleston on September 27, 1805, and is buried on the grounds of Fort Moultrie, which is named after him.