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Mordecai Gist
Birth: Feb. 22, 1742
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1792
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Revolutionary War Continental Army Brigadier General. Born the son of Thomas and Susanna Gist in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1774, with his personal fortune, Gist established the Baltimore independent company, which became the Maryland 5th Infantry. In 1776 he was appointed major in the regular army and served in action in the north. In January, 1779, congress appointed him a brigadier-general in the continental army, and he took the command of the 2nd Maryland brigade. In 1779 he was transferred to the Southern campaign, and distinguished himself at the Battle of Camden in South Carolina. In 1781, at the head of a Light Corps he was present at the siege and capture of Yorktown. In 1782, he rallied the Americans under Laurens at the battle of the Combahee, and gained a decisive victory. After the war he retired to a plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. He married three times and had two sons, Independent and States, and a daughter, Susanna. Gist served as the first Vice President of the Maryland Society of the Cincinnati. He died at the age of 49 at his home and was buried in the Church Yard of Old Saint Michael's Episcopal Church. (bio by: Iola) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Cecil Carnan Gist (1742 - 1770)*
  Mary McCall Gist (1749 - 1812)*
 
 Children:
  Cecil Carnan Gist (1770 - 1771)*
  Independent Gist (1779 - 1821)*
  Susannah Gist (1784 - 1785)*
  States Gist (1787 - 1822)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Michaels Church Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 03, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4471
Mordecai Gist
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- Lazer
 Added: Feb. 22, 2017

- Daughter of Sgt Thomas Davis
 Added: Aug. 2, 2016
Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Revolution. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Aug. 2, 2016
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