Jasper Green/ Sergeant William Jasper
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
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.
Location. 32° 47.476′ N, 79° 52.347′ W. Marker is 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.
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
Categories. • Education • Sports • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2010. This page has been viewed 832 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2010. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.