The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 9

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...the Duke of York during the Monmouth rebellion, who was married to Joanna O'Carroll, of Ireland, and going to Marylaud in 1667, took up a tract of laud in Baltimore county. John Eager Howard was educated by private tutors. Coming to manhood at the beginning of the revolution, he was offered a colonel's commission, but preferred to accept a commission as captain of a company of Col. Carvil Hall's "Flying Camp." He was at the battle of White Plains. Oct. 28, 1776; commissioned major in the 4th regiment of Maryland, he was at Germantown and Monmouth. In 1780 Maryland's 1st brigade, under Gen. de Kalb, marched south to defend North Carolina from British invasion. As Lieut.-Col. Howard, he was in the 5lh Maryland regiment at Camden, first under Gen. Gates, and afterward under Gen. Greene. There Gist's Maryland regiment and Williams' regiment, with Howard at its head, broke upon the enemy and drove him before them. In 1781, 400 of the Maryland line were placed under Col. Howard and consolidated with Gen. Morgan's command. At the battle of Cowpens the British trooper, Tarleton, having called out his reserves endangered Howard's right, and Gen. Morgan ordered Col. Howard to retreat toward the cavalry and assume a new front. He had not reached that position when Tarleton ordered a charge. Suddenly facing the enemy, Col. Howard poured in upon his astonished line a close and murderous fire. Tarleton's ranks recoiled, when Col. Howard, ordering his men forward, charged upon the British with fixed bayonets. It was a terrible but decisive conflict. The day was won, and the whole British infantry were either captured or killed, Tarleton himself, after a conflict with Col. Washington, narrowly escaping. Gen. Morgan rode up to Col. Howard and said: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 692 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,216g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236646533
  • 9781236646538