Sergeant William Jasper, Hero of Fort Moultrie | History of SC Slide Collection

Sergeant William Jasper, Hero of Fort Moultrie

When a British shot tore the South Carolina flag from its staff during the attack on Sullivan's Island, Sergeant Jasper, an Irishman, risked becoming a target himself to replace the flag, lest the British think the fort had surrendered. Jasper later played a heroic role and was killed in the battle for Savannah in 1778.

Courtesy of the Pratt Memorial Library.