This blog will follow the research of the Maryland State Archives Military History Research Internship team as they attempt to uncover the identities of the soldiers who made up the Maryland 400 in the Battle of Long Island during the Revolutionary War. These men are remembered for covering General George Washington’s retreat after the Continental Army was defeated by the British in the battle. While they left behind a strong legacy, little is known about the identities of the men. Our goal is to find out who they were.
Upgrades are coming!Please excuse our appearance over the next few months as Finding the Maryland 400 goes through some upgrades.
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Recent posts: Finding the Maryland 400
We hope you’ve enjoyed some of the changes we’ve made over the last few weeks. One of the big changes we made was updating the biographies page. Our goal is to make it easier to learn about Marylanders during the war by adding short descriptions next to some of our favorite biographies. Please check them out […]
Would you like to come work for Finding the Maryland 400? The Maryland State Archives is looking for a staff researcher to work on the project, researching and writing biographies of the soldiers of the Maryland 400, and updating the blog. This is a paid, full time position, with funding to last approximately six months, […]
Please forgive our appearance over the next three months while our website undergoes some changes. Your patience will be greatly appreciated and I promise it will pay off. The upgrade will seek to streamline the website so that we can better highlight and emphasize the most valuable pieces of information here. We will also be adding […]
The mission of Finding the Maryland 400 is to pay tribute to Maryland’s Revolutionary War veterans. Today, however, we want to focus on the members of the First Maryland Regiment who were already veterans before the unit’s first battle in Brooklyn in August 1776. Almost none of the soldiers of the Maryland 400 had any […]