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The Flag of South Carolina was originally designed in 1775 for use by South Carolina, USA, troops during the American Revolutionary War and borrowed the blue from the militia's uniforms and a crecent from the emblem on their caps. The current version was adopted on 28 January 1861 as the "national" flag of the newly seceded state. The only change was the addition of the palmetto tree, which represents the defense of Fort Moultrie (constructed of palmetto logs) on Sullivan's Island from British attack in June 1776. The flag remained the official state flag after the end of the American Civil War.

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State Flag @ www.scstatehouse.net (http://www.scstatehouse.net/studentpage/flag.htm|The)



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