If you are in the area this week, head over to the Maryland Historical Society to see Patrick K. O’Donnell discuss his book Washington’s Immortals. Those immortals were, of course, the soldiers from Maryland.
The Maryland Line was built around a core of veterans, experienced men who had survived the Battle of Brooklyn and the rest of the 1776 campaign. The success of the Marylanders in the last years of the Revolutionary War owed much to the dedicated service of the men who volunteered to fight in the war’s earliest days. They were among George Washington’s most trusted troops.
O’Donnell’s book is full of wonderful stories, many of them about men we have written about as part of this project, men like William and Samuel McMillan, who escaped from a British prison, along with William Sterrett and James Peale. (see also here for more on the Peale family).
For more information about the lecture, see this flyer.