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.
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Recent posts: Finding the Maryland 400
As the newest member of the Maryland State Archives research team, I have learned an incredible amount in my first few weeks here. If you missed the post where I introduced myself and talked a little bit about my work, you can access it here. At the Archives, we use several different types of resources […]
Perhaps the most challenging aspect of our work researching Maryland’s Revolutionary War soldiers is connecting their military service to civilian life. It’s relatively straight forward to piece a man’s army history together, but finding records of that person’s life afterward, and determining that it’s not someone else with the same name, can be difficult. Sometimes […]
Hello everyone! My name is Natalie Miller and I am the new Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Research Fellow. I will be working with Taylor and our supervisor Owen Lourie on the Finding the Maryland 400 project. I just graduated in May from Randolph College with my B.A. in history, with minors […]
Hello readers, My name is Taylor Blades and much like many of the previous interns, I am a student at Washington College. I am working towards my B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies. I’ve always had a strong interest in history, particularly pertaining to Maryland’s past (especially when dealing with the Chesapeake Bay). Because […]