THERE Were Never Colors More Honorably Supported


“JULY 1. Yesterday, the lady of major Bernard Elliott, presented an elegant pair of colors to the 2d regiment, with these words:

‘THE gallant behavior in defence of liberty and your country, entitles you to the highest honors; accept of 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.’

THE colors were presented by her own hands to the Colonel and Lieut. Colonel; she was thanked and promised 'that they should be honorably supported, and never should be tarnished by the 2d regiment.

THERE were never colors more honorably supported and never were colors better disposed of: they were planted on the British lines at Savannah: one by Lieut. Bush, who was immediately shot down: Lieut. Hume going to plant his, who was also shot down ; and Lieut. Gray in supporting them, received his mortal wound; and the gallant Jasper who was with them, on seeing Lieut. Hume shot down, took up the color and planted it ; he also received his death wound, however he brought off his colors with him, which was taken at the fall of Charlestown; they were very elegant, one of a fine blue silk, the other a fine red silk richly embroidered: I am told they are now in the tower of London.

AFTER this, the legislature did me the honor to call the fort, FORT MOUL TRIE.

OFFICERS who were in the fort on 28th June.

WILLIAM Moultrie, Col. Isaac Motte, Lieut. Col. Francis, Maj. Andrew Dellient, Adj.

CAPTAINS, Peter Horry, Nicholas Eveleigh, James M'Donald, Isaac Harleston, Charles Mott, Francis Huger, Richard Ashby, Richard Shubrick, William Oliphant, John Blake.

LIEUTENANTS, William Charnock, Thomas Lessesne, Thomas Moultrie, Daniel Maryck, Jacob Shubrick, Thomas Dunbar, William Moultrie, jun., Thomas Hall, Henry Gray, Isaac Dubose, Richard B. Baker, Adrian Proveaux, Richard Mason, Peter Gray, Basil Jackson, Gad Marion.”

--William Moultrie, 1802,
Memoirs of the American Revolution, 182-183