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John Eager Howard

  • Birth 4 Jun 1752 Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 12 Oct 1827 Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 5623743

Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer, Continental Congressman, US Senator. In July 1776, he accepted a Captaincy in the 2nd Maryland Battalion of the Flying Camp and was sent to White Plains, New York, where he battled the British. He distinguished himself with leadership and bravery at Germantown, the Battle of Camden, and the Battle of Cowpens. Congress voted him a medal and he became known as the “Hero of Cowpens”. At the conclusion of the war, he returned to Baltimore and was a Delegate to the Continental Congress, Governor of Maryland, and US Senator. In the War of 1812, he helped organize the defenses of Baltimore City. In 1816, he was candidate for Vice President of the United States.

Bio by: President Chris Christou


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: President Chris Christou
  • Added: 19 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5623743
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Eager Howard (4 Jun 1752–12 Oct 1827), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5623743, citing Old Saint Pauls Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .