"Defence of Fort Moultrie"

This illustration depicts the heroism of Sergeant William Jasper during the siege of Charleston. Early in the battle the flag was struck down by a ball which severed the shaft. In a moment Jasper leaped over the breastworks, seized the flag, which had fallen on the ground outside, tied it to a sponge-shaft, and hoisted it again to its place. In 1779 he was killed during the American assault on British-held Savannah, Georgia. He died once again holding the American flag.

June 28, 1776
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