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John Stricker
Birth: Feb. 15, 1759
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1825
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

War of 1812 Militia Brigadier General. The son of Colonel George Stricker, he commanded the 3rd brigade (consisting of the 5th, 6th, 27th and 39th Regiments of Infantry) of the 3rd division of the Maryland militia during the War of 1812. On September 12, 1814 he led his 3,200 troops out of the city of Baltimore to Northpoint, Maryland, where they encountered 7,000 British troops. After a day and a half of battle General Stricker and his forces were triumphant in delaying the British (who attacked in conjunction with the more well known naval bombardment of Fort McHenry) and keeping them from invading Baltimore. His troops mortally wounded British commander Major General Robert Ross near Gorsuch Farm, and kept up a hit and run withdrawl to strong defensive positions. The successive British commander, Colonel Arthur Brooke, decided not to press any further attack, which helped save the city. (bio by: Izzebella) 
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  George Stricker (1740 - 1810)
  Martha Bedford Stricker (1764 - 1816)*
  George Stricker (____ - 1793)*
  Julia Stricker Coles (1796 - 1876)*
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Westminster Burial Ground
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
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Originally Created by: Izzebella
Record added: Sep 19, 2004
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