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Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jasper Green/ Sergeant William Jasper

 
 
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April 26, 2010
1. Jasper Green
Inscription.  
Jasper Green

Jasper Green, a grassy field, became part of Moultrie High School’s campus and was named for Sergeant William Jasper. Jasper Green was home to the Moultrie High School Generals, now the Moultrie Middle School Patriots. The Green continues to be used for band, physical education, multi-purpose athletic fields, playground, and other events.

Sergeant William Jasper
(c. 1750-1779)
A Revolutionary War hero, Jasper distinguished himself by an act of reckless bravery in the 1776 Battle of Fort Sullivan. A British cannonball hit the flagstaff causing the flag to fall outside the fort. Facing enemy fire, Jasper leapt through an embrasure, gathered, raised, and held the flag on a temporary staff. He was killed during the 1779 Siege of Savannah, GA.
 
Erected by Town of Mount Pleasant.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSportsWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 32° 47.476′ N, 79° 52.347′ W. Marker is

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April 26, 2010
2. Sergeant William Jasper Marker
in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Coleman Blvd.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General William Moultrie / Moultrie Schools (a few steps from this marker); The King's Highway / Coleman Boulevard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Kings Highway" (about 500 feet away); Etiwan Masonic Lodge (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Andrew's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Laing School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Friendship A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
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April 26, 2010
3. Jasper Green/ Sergeant William Jasper Marker
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Internet Archive
4. Sergeant Jasper
from Benson J. Lossing Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. XCVIII, Vol. XVII, July 1858.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2010. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2010.   4. submitted on February 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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