A History of Washington County, Maryland; From the Earliest Settlements to the Present Time, Including a History of Hagerstown Volume 1, PT. 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...formed. John Ragan, J r., was elected Captain, Thomas Post and William B. Rochester, Licutenants. Although this company was mustered in and out of the regular army before the beginning of the war and saw no active service, each one of the commissioned officers afterwards look an honorable part in the war. Ragan entered the army and commanded a company at New Orleans and a regiment at Bladensburg. In the latter battle he was injured by his horse and taken prisoner. He died in Hagerstown in 1816 at the early age of thirty-four years. Post also commanded a company during the war and was Sheriff of the county afterwards. Of Rochester we have already spoken. He removed-to New York with his father, Nathaniel Rochester before the war began, but he was there elected captain of a company and served in the campaigns along the Canadian frontier. Besides this company there were a great many others in the county then or shortly afterwards. R-aga.n's company, along with those of Captains Henry Lewis, Joseph Chaplain of Sharpsburg, John Harry, Daniel Hughes, J r., and others composed the Eighth Begiment of Maryland Militia which was under the command of old Colonel John Carr, the veteran of two wars. This regiment along with those of Colonel Samuel Ringgold, Colonel Jacob Schnebly and a number of detached companies, composed General Thomas Sprigg's Brigade. Otho H. Williams, the nephew of Washington's staff oflioer, was Captain of the American Blues and Captain Frishy 'l'ilghiuan of the Washington Hussars. All these troops gathered in Hagerstown in May 1808 and were reviewed by Gen. John Eager Howard. The whole County was in a fever of military excitement for some years. There was parading and marching and martial music and drilling...
- 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white