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To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie

 
 
To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
1. To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker
Front of Monument - Upper Plaque
Inscription. [Front of Monument:]
[Upper Plaque:]
Second
South Carolina
Regiment
Army of the
Revolution
Organized
June 17, 1775

[Lower Plaque:]
“To the
Defenders
Of
Fort Moultrie
June The 28th
1776”



[Engraved in Base:]
“No men ever did and it is impossible
that any can behave better”
Gen. Charles Lee

Erected under the auspices of the
Palmetto Guard
June 28, 1876

[Sides and Back of Monument:]
[Left Side Upper Plaque:]
Col. William Moultrie
Lt. Colisaac Motte
Major Francis Marion
Adjt Andrew D'Ellient
Captains
Peter Morry•Nicholas Eveleigh•James McDonald•Isaac Harleston•Charles Motte•Francis Huger•William Olliphant• John Blake
Lieutenants
William Charnock•Thomas Lessesne•Thomas Moultrie•Daniel Mazyck•Jacob Shobrick•Thomas Dunbar• William Moultrie Jr.•Thomas Hall•Henry Gray•Isaac Dubose•Rich Borun Baker•Adrian Proveaux•Richard Mayson•Peter Gray•Basil Jackson•Gabriel Marion Jr.
Artillerists
Capt. Bernard Beekman•Lieut John Spencer•Richard Ashby•Richard Shubrick
.......................................................................................................................
[Right
To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
2. To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker
Front of Monument - Lower Plaque
Side Upper Plaque:]
Killed
Sergt McDonald
Privates
Samuel Yarbury• John Flemming• James Hunter• John Boxall• John Hickie• Luke Fludd• Richard Rogers• Isaac Edwards• John Ryan• Rowley Purdry

[Back of Monument Upper Plaque]
Wounded
Lieut Henry Gray
Thomas Hall
Sergt Young

Privates
Johiah Stone• John Proby• John Taylor• Owen Hinds• Samuel Gale• James Griffin• Adrew Nelson• James Downing• John Keels• Thomas Smith• George Mayson• Benjamin Reevs• John Long**• John Campbell• John Sawyer**• Henry Peters• Robert Black**• Joseph Niblet• William Jones**• Robert Wade• Nathaniel Beck**• David Weatherspoon

**These Died of Their Wounds

 
Erected 1876 by Palmetto Guard.
 
Location. 32° 46.194′ N, 79° 55.74′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on East Battery Street near South Battery Street. Click for map. Marker is in White Point Garden. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 East Battery Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
3. To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker
distance of this marker. Eleven - Inch Dahlgren Gun (a few steps from this marker); Moultrie (a few steps from this marker); The Salvaging of this Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gilmore Simms (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Pringle (DD-477) (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurricane Hugo (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Defenders of Fort Moultrie, (sculpture). Siris entry. Figure: approx. H. 6 ft. 6 in. x W. 5 ft.; Base: approx. 15 x 8 x 8 ft. • Description: Standing figure of Sgt. William Jasper holding a flag in his proper left hand and pointing to the sea with his proper right hand. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Left Side Upper Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
4. Left Side Upper Plaque
Left Side Lower Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
5. Left Side Lower Plaque
Right Side Upper Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
6. Right Side Upper Plaque
Right Side Lower Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
7. Right Side Lower Plaque
Back of Monument - Upper Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
8. Back of Monument - Upper Plaque
Back of Monument - Lower Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
9. Back of Monument - Lower Plaque
To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
10. To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker
Standing figure of Sgt. William Jasper holding the flag
Carved in the West face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
11. Carved in the West face
The Inscription on the monument reads : "Don't let us fight without a flag " Sargent Jasper
Note: Sgt. Jasper was later mortally wounded in the Battle of Savannah, saving the Regiments colors.
the Seal of the City of Charleston Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
12. the Seal of the City of Charleston
State Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights), also corpus politicum , (the body of the customary laws)
To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
13. To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker
To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
14. To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Marker
To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie with Memorial Wreaths Photo, Click for full size
By Linda Taylor Stroud, July 2, 2008
15. To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie with Memorial Wreaths
 
 
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