Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The 15½ foot bronze statue of Jasper was designed by the distinguished sculptor, Alexander Doyle of New York. The sculptor has depicted the heroic Sergeant bearing the colors of the Second Regiment of South Carolina Continentals during the assault at Savannah. His right hand, in which he holds a sabre, is pressed tight against the bullet wound in his side. Jasperís bullet-ridden hat lies at his feet. His face, as portrayed by the sculptor, reveals intense suffering and resolute purpose.
The bas relief panels on the North, West and East sides of the monument represent the sculptorís conception of three episodes in Sergeant Jasperís Revolutionary career: - the ramparts of Fort Sullivan near Charleston where Jasper, under heavy fire, bravely replaced the flag: the liberation of Patriot prisoners by Jasper and a companion at what is now called Jasper Spring near Savannah: and the dying heroís last moments after the attack of October 9, 1779.
Erected 1957 by Georgial
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 4.428′ N, 81° 5.626′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Bull Street near Macon Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at Madison Square, Bull Street and Macon Street. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madison Square (within shouting distance of this marker); History Of Emancipation: Special Field Orders No. 15 (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Square, British Southern Line of Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sorrel–Weed House (within shouting distance of this marker); The March to the Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemansonry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogeechee Road (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding Sergeant Jasper. He was a sergeant in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment.
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Also see . . . Sgt Jasper. Places named after Jasper~Jasper County, Georgia; Jasper County, Illinois; Jasper County, Indiana; Jasper County, Iowa; Jasper County, Mississippi; Jasper County, Missouri; Jasper County, South Carolina; Jasper County, Texas; and the city of Jasper, Texas; City of Jasper, Alabama. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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