We are very pleased to officially launch perhaps the most important part of this project: the online roster of all known members of the First Maryland Regiment who fought at the Battle of Brooklyn in August, 1776.
The term “Maryland 400” usually refers to the small contingent of Maryland troops whose stand allowed the rest of the Continental Army to retreat. For the sake of this project, however, we are looking at all of the Marylanders who were part of units that fought at the battle.
We have been able to identify about 850 men who either definitely or probably were present at the Battle of Brooklyn. If the regiment had been at full strength, there would have been just under 1,000 men. We know it was not at full strength, however; men deserted, got sick, and were discharged along the way. Likewise, we have information about the fate of about 550 men after the battle. As we uncover more, we will update the roster.
If you find any mistakes, or if you know anything that would help our efforts, we’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access the roster by clicking here, or from the First Maryland Regiment Roster tab above.