The 9th Regiment's Motto
"Keep Up The
It was on 13 July 1900, during the assault on Tientsin, China,
in the face of murderous fire that the wounded Regimental
Commander, Colonel Emerson H. Liscum seized the National Colors
himself from his fallen Color Sergeant.
Liscum stood fearlessly, directing the attack on the city walls
until he too was mortally wounded. His last words to his men
were "Keep Up The Fire!"
assault continued with renewed vigor. As a result of this
action, the Regiment earned its foremost trophy, the Liscum
Bowl. The Colonel's last words, "Keep Up The Fire!" have
become the Regimental Motto.