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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 18 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8 8 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jasper, William 1750- (search)
Jasper, William 1750- Military hero; born in South Carolina, about 1750; became a Sergeant Jasper replacing the colors. sergeant in the 2d South Carolina RegSergeant Jasper replacing the colors. sergeant in the 2d South Carolina Regiment; and greatly distinguished himself in the attack on Fort Sullivan, June 28, 1776, by the British fleet. During the hottest of the attack the South Carolina flound outside the fort, its staff having been cut in two by a cannon-ball. Sergeant Jasper, seeing the flag fall, leaped down from one of the embrasures, seized the terwards Governor Rutledge took his own sword from his side and presented it to Jasper. He also offered him a lieutenant's commission, which the young man modestly ds absence. An earnest Whig lady of Charleston, Mrs. Susannah Elliot, presented Jasper's regiment with a stand of colors wrought with her own hands. They were shot d the assault on Savannah (1779), and in trying to replace them on the parapet of a redoubt, Jasper was mortally wounded, but brought them off. He died Oct. 9, 1779.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Leutze, Emanuel 1816-1868 (search)
Leutze, Emanuel 1816-1868 Artist; born in Gmund, Wurtemberg, May 24, 1816; was brought to the United States during infancy. He began to achieve success as a painter of portraits in 1840, but later turned his attention to historical subjects. His paintings include Columbus before the council of Salamanca; Columbus in chains; Columbus before the Queen; Landing of the Norsemen in America; Washington crossing the Delaware; Washington at Monmouth; Washington at the battle of Monongahela; News from Lexington; Sergeant Jasper; Washington at Princeton; Lafayette in prison at Olmutz visited by his relatives, etc. In 1860 he was chosen by the United States government to make a large mural painting on one of the staircases in the Capitol, entitled Westward the Star of Empire takes its way. He died in Washington, D. C., July 18, 1868.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sullivan, Fort (search)
liot, young and beautiful, with the women of Charleston, stepped forth and presented to Moultrie's regiment a pair of silken colors, one of blue, the other of crimson, both richly embroidered by their own hands. In a low, sweet voice, Mrs. Elliot said: Your gallant behavior in defence of liberty and your country entitle you to the highest honors. Accept these two standards as a reward justly due to your regiment; and I make not the least doubt, under Heaven's protection, you will stand by them as long as they can wave in the air of liberty. On receiving them Moultrie said: The colors shall be honorably supported, and shall never be tarnished. On the morning of July 4 Governor Rutledge visited the garrison, and in the name of South Carolina thanked them; and to Sergeant Jasper he offered a lieutenant's commission and a sword. The sergeant refused the former, but accepted the latter. The fort on Sullivan's Island which Moultrie had so gallantly defended was renamed Fort Moultrie.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumter, Fort (search)
2 P. M. that day the staff was shot off near the peak, and, with the flag, fell among the gleaming cinders. Lieutenant Hall rescued the precious bunting before it took fire. Peter Hart carried it, with the piece of the staff, and fastened it, where the soiled banner was kept flying defiantly. Not far off, eighty-five years Sergeant Hart Nailing the colors to the flag-staff of Fort Sumter. Inside the walls of Fort Sumter after the bombardment. before, a flag had been planted by Sergeant Jasper, battling for the establishment of American nationality; now defenders of the flag were battling for its maintenance. At about this hour Senator Wigfall appeared at the fort to persuade Anderson to surrender, but failed. Soon afterwards aides came from Beauregard for the same purpose; and then other deputations appeared; but Anderson refused to surrender the fort. Finally, when shot and shell and flame and lack of food had rendered the garrison helpless, he agreed to evacuate the for