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American Revolutionary War, Maryland 400

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  • John Hughes (1750 - 1851)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A059168
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List of Known Maryland 400 Soldiers

On Aug. 27, 1776, the first major battle of the Revolutionary War was fought at Brooklyn, N.Y. Known as the Battle of Brooklyn or the Battle of Long Island, it was where Maryland would earn her nickname ‘‘The Old Line State.”

Few are aware that the war could have ended that day had it not been for the ‘‘Maryland 400” who sacrificed themselves to allow the colonial army to escape. Even fewer are aware of the involvement of the men from St. Mary’s County..............

Gen. Washington said to Gen. Israel Putnam, ‘‘Good God, what brave fellows I must this day lose,” as he watched the Marylanders being slaughtered.

Source: http://ww2.somdnews.com/stories/053106/entefea173542_32080.shtml

The men of the Maryland 400 were part of the 1st Maryland Regiment, also known as Smallwoods regiment and were led by Colonel William Smallwood. During the Battle of Long Island, there were 5 companies that were involved from Colonel Smallwood's Regiment. Those companies were the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 9th. Author and Maryland Historian Linda Davis Reno has compiled a list of the known Maryland 400.

Note: This list comes from Linda Reno's book; however further research is necessary to confirm the actual companies and men who served in the MD 400. Linda Reno used lists provided by the MDSSAR from a 1991 program that has been determined to be faulty and not based on original research. Further research is still being conducted in the original archives of Maryland.

Source: The Maryland 400 Roster

1st Company

Mordecai Gist - Commander

John Adams - Private

Francis Green Baggett - Private

John Boone - Private

Daniel Bowie - 1st Lieutenant

Patrick Brady - Private

Dennis Broderick - Fifer

Thomas Burrows - Private

Joseph Chatham - Private

Jonathan Chunn - Private

William Clark - Private

Thomas Way Connell - Private

William Courts - Cadet

Edmund Cox - Private

Ignatius Douglas - Private

Nathaniel Downing - Private

Edward Edelen - Private

James Fernandis - Sergeant

Gilbert Garland - Private

Matthew Garner - Private

Samuel Granger - Private

Benjamin Gray - Private

Charles Green - Private

Edward Green - Private

Charles Griffin - Private

Samuel Hamilton - Private

Samuel Hanson - Corporal

Truman Hilton - Private

John Hopson - Private

Joseph Jason Jenkins - Private

John Kidd - 2nd Lieutenant

Samuel Kurk - Private

Andrew Ross Lindsay - Private

Francis Ware - Private

Samuel Luckett - Private

John McPherson - Private

Mark McPherson - Private

Samuel McPherson - Corporal

Josias Miller - Private

John Mitchell - Sergeant

Bernard Nash - Private

John Neale - private

John Neary - Private

John Norris - Private

Thomas Norris - Private

John Plant - Private

John Shaw - Private

Luke Matthews Sheirburn - Private

Francis Shepard - Private

Andrew Green Simms - Private

James Simms Jr - Private

James Simms Sr - Private

Thomas Simpson - Private

John Skipper - Private

Alban Smith - Private

Charles Smith - Private

Edward Smith - Private

John Smith - Private

Richard Smith - Private

Thomas Smith - Private

John Smoot - Private

William Smoot - Private

Richard Speake - Private

John Hoskins Stone - Captain

George Thomas - Private

James Thompson - Private

Samuel Thompson - Private

Samuel Vermillion - Private

Henry Walworth - Drummer

John Ward - Private

Samuel Wheatly - private

William Wheatly - Private


2nd Company

James Adams - Private

Michael Barnitt - Private

John Hancock Beanes - 2nd Lieutenant

Edward Blacklock - Private

Christopher Brumbargher - Private

Vachel Burgess - Private

Benjamin Burroughs - Private

Charles Burroughs - Private

James Byzch - Private

Edmund Carroll - Private

Peter Clarke - Sergeant

Milburn Coe - Private

Alexius Conner - Sergeant

Thomas Connor - Private

Walter Brooke Cox - Cadet

Thomas Daws - Private

John Edelen - private

John Elson - Corporal

William Evans - Private

Elisha Everett - Private

Henry Gaither - Ensign

Peter Gallworth - Private

John Grant - Private

Amos Green - Private

Paul Hagarty - Private

William Heyder - Private

Jacob Holland - Private

Thomas Horson - Fifer

Philip Jenkins - Private

Richard Johnson - Private

Edward Jones - Private

Philip King - Private

Henry Lanham - Private

John D. Lanham - Private

Henry Leeke - Corporal

Benjamin Lewis - Drummer

John Lindsay - Private

Richard Lowe - Private

Middleton Marlow - Private

Moses McNew - Private

John Mills - Private

James Mitchell - Private

Robert Nelson - Private

Patrick Nowlan - Private

Francis Osborn - Private

Jacob Penn - Private

Thomas Perkins - Private

Elias Perry - Private

James Perry - Private

Lawrence Querney - Private

Basil Ridgley - Private

Jonathan Robinson - Private

John Rodery - Private

John Russell - Private

Robert Sapp - Private

Thomas Simpkins - Private

Patrick Sim - Captain

William Skipper - Private

Joseph Steward - Private

Coxon Talbott - Private

Francis Thompson - Private

Hugh Tomlin - Private

John Veach - Private

Benjamin Vermillion - Private

John Walker - Private

Thomas Walsh - Private

Michael Waltz - Private

Gassaway Watkins - Corporal

John Willey - Private

Bozely Wright - Private


3rd Company

Alexander Allen - Private

Amos Allen - Private

John Armstrong - Private

John Baker - Private

William Baker - Private

Joseph Barry - Private

Christopher Beall - Private

Garret Brinkenhoff - Private

Richard Brookes - Private

John Brown - Private

Peter Brown - Sergeant

James Burnes - Sergeant

Abijah Buxton - Private

Michael Catons - Private

John Cissell - Private

Francis Cole - Private

Patrick Collins - Private

Josias Connally - Private

John Dunn - Private

John Enright - Private

John Fleming - Private

John Flint - Private

James Gardiner - Private

Zachariah Gray - Corporal

John Halsey - Private

George Hamilton - Private

Samuel Hamilton - Corporal

Josias Hatton - Private

Rhody Hously - Private

John Hughes - Private

James Hurdle - Private

Zachariah Hutchins - Private

Alexander Jackson - Private

John Jackson - Private

Basil Jenkins - Private

Charles Jones - Private

Benjamin Kelly - Private

George Knott - Private

George Ledburn - Private

George Rex Leonard - Drummer

John Rex Leonard - Private

Robert Lesache - Private

Daniel McKay - Private

James Murphy - Private

John Murphy - Private

Thomas Murray - Private

Jeremiah Owings - Private

John Owings - Private

Roddey Owings - Private

William Pearce - Private

Samuel Ray - Private

William Ridgley - Ensign

Alexander Roxburgh - 2nd Lieutenant

Joshua Saffell - Private

Thomas Scott - Private

Thomas Shannen - Private

James Smith - Private

William Sterett - 1st Lieutenant

Absalom Stevenson - Private

Richard Stone - Private

Zachariah Tannehill - Sergeant

Zachariah Tilley - Private

Richard Wade - Private

Benjamin Warner - Corporal

Leonard Watkins - Private

Philip Weller - Private

Levin Wilcoxon - Sergeant

Zachariah Willing - Private

Thomas Windham - Private

Benedict Woodward - Corporal

George Wright - Private


6th Company

William Aitkin - Private

James Barclay - Private

James Bell - Private

Joseph Bootman - Private

John Bryan - Private

Carberry Burns - Private

James Carmichael - Private

John Clark - Private

William Clark - Private

Crisenberry Clift - Private

Henry Clift - Private

Thomas Cooper - Private

Henry Covington - Private

James Craig - Private

George Dowling - Private

Daniel Dwiggins - Corporal

Samuel Dwiggins - Corporal

Thomas Dwyer - Sergeant

Edward Edgerly - Sergeant

Joseph Elliott - Sergeant

Nathaniel Ewing - 1st Lieutenant

Thomas Fisher - Private

Daniel Floyd - Corporal

Elijah Floyd - Private

John Floyd - Private

Moses Floyd - Private

Alexander Fulton - Private

Hugh Galway - Private

Jonathan Galway - Private

James Gibson - Private

William Glover - Private

John Hatton - Private

William Holmes - Private

George Jackson - Private

John Johnston - Private

John Jordan - Ensign

James Kelly - Private

John Kirby - Private

James Kirk - Private

Thomas Laffy - Private

William Layton - Private

William Leeson - Private

William Locke - Private

John Lowrey - Private

John Lynch - Private

Robert Man - Private

Hugh McClain - Private

John McClain - Private

John McClain (of Harford) - Private

Samuel McCubbin - Private

William McDaniel - Private

William McDaniel 2nd - Private

William McGregor - Private

Thomas McKeel - Sergeant

John Morrow - Private

Alexander Murray - 2nd Lieutenant

William Nagle - Private

Zachariah Nicholson - Private

John Phelps - Private

Joseph Perkins - Private

John Powell - Private

Patrick Quigley - Private

William Ray - Private

Robert Ritchie - Private

James Rogan - Corporal

Robert Ross - Drummer

William Temple - Private

Hugh Wallace - Private

Thomas Williams - Private

Alex Wright - Private


9th Company

Jacob Alexander - Corporal

James Beale - Private

Alexander Boston - Private

Peter Breat - Private

Meicher Brobeck - Private

Adam Bromcord - Private

William Bruce - Sergeant

William Casbear - Private

Robert Chandler - Corporal

John Cobeth - Private

Andrew Conslean - Private

George Crutsinger - Private

Solomon Crutsinger - Private

Michael Curtz - Private

Notley Davis - Private

Miseal Deaver - Private

Samuel Denny - Private

Hatch Dent Sr. - 3rd Lieutenant

Adam Everly - Corporal

Jacob Fisher - Private

Stephen Fluharty - Private

Benjamin Ford - Captain

Jacob Gardner - Private

John Gerrish - Private

David Gibony - Private

John Glatz - Private

John Good - Private

Jacob Greenwald - Private

Michael Hackethorn - Private

Andrew Hardy - Private

Jacob Harman - Private

Michael Hahn - Private

George Hellmold - Private

John Heywood - Private

Causamer Hill - Private

John Hite - Private

Basil Holland - Private

John Hoofman - Private

John Kasler - Private

Frederick Keller - Private

George Kepheart - Private

Martin Kepheart - Private

Peter Kline - Private

Valentine Lynn - Private

William Lynn - Private

Pacel Martin - Private

Dennis May - Fifer

Peter McNaughton - Sergeant

William McPherson - Corporal

Frederick Miles - Private

Henry Miller - Private

James Miller - Private

Michael Miller - Private

George Morriner - Private

John Mugg - Private

Michael Mullen - Private

Frederick Myers - Private

Peter Myers - Private

Alexander Naylor - Private

Nicholas Naylor - Private

Samuel Price - Private

Henry Remsburg - Private

Isaac Rice - Private

John Ross - Private

John Row - Drummer

William Smith - Private

William Tarrance - Private

James Taylor - Private

John Taylor - Private

Levean Todd - Private

Robert Tune - Private

William Witner - Private

Samuel Workman - Private

Henry Young - Private

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