Jasper, William

Jasper, William,

c.1750–79, American Revolutionary soldier, b. South Carolina (possibly near Georgetown). He joined William Moultrie's regiment early in the Revolution (1775), was made sergeant, and was ordered to Fort Sullivan (now Fort Moultrie) in Charleston harbor. There he bravely rehoisted the flag over the fort in the face of British gunfire (1776). He later distinguished himself as a scout before he was killed in the attack on Savannah.
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Issues discussed include violence, missing fathers, identity, sports, and romantic relationships, in the work of well-known and emerging authors such as Sharon Flake, Kenji Jasper, William McDaniels, and Jacqueline Woodson.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, Patrick of Eugene, Charles of Jasper, William of Goshen and Robert of Seattle; two sisters, Polly Fluty of Kentucky and Flo Wilks of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.