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South Carolina 2nd Regiment

[South Carolina 2nd Regiment flag] by Randy Young, 23 February 2001

Source: "Flags to Color from the American Revolution."

The Flag of the Second South Carolina Regiment, Continental Line." The colors are listed as "Blue field, yellow letters, green wreath, red ribbon, red and blue flags within." The motto in the center reads "VITA POTIOR LIBERTAS," with the year "1775" just above the ribbon.
"This flag with the motto 'Liberty rather than life,' was carried by men who meant it. Sgt. Jasper, who had save the Crescent Flag at Sullivan's Island, fell carrying this at Savannah. Col. Moultrie first led this regiment, and Francis Marion, the 'Swamp Fox,' commanded it at Savannah."
Randy Young, 23 February 2001

Eutaw Standard of Col. William Washington
Third Regiment of Continental Light Dragoons

[Eutaw Standard] by Randy Young, 27 February 2001

Source: "Flags to Color from the American Revolution."

This flag is listed as "The Eutaw Standard of Colonel William Washington's Cavalry," and is described as being "all crimson." The narrative of the flag says:
"Colonel Washington spent an hour with the fair Jane Elliott before the campaign through Eutaw and the Cowpens. She [said she] would await news of the triumph of his flag. 'But I have no flag,' he said. 'Then I'll give you one!' she replied, and cut a square of brocade from a curtain. It later flew at their wedding."
Randy Young, 27 February 2001

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