Author Archives: Finding the Maryland 400

The Maryland 400 in the News

As some of you may have seen, there has been lots of news coverage about the Maryland 400 recently. A site in Brooklyn long said to contain the graves of the Marylanders killed in 1776 is being excavated ahead of … Continue reading

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The Significance of December 10, 1776

If you’ve read a few biographies of the men of the Maryland 400, you may have noticed that many of the troops reenlisted on December 10, 1776. This is not a coincidence, but is the outcome of the reorganization of … Continue reading

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Military or Jail: the Interesting Case of Private Everit

During both the Korean War and the Vietnam War eras, many soldiers enlisted after being given a choice by a judge: Join the military or go to jail. Today, the military will not allow anyone who has been convicted of … Continue reading

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Exploring the Indexes

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, … Continue reading

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“Being Desirous to Settle my Worldly Affairs”: Private George Claypoole’s Will

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, … Continue reading

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Natalie’s Introduction

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. … Continue reading

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Taylor’s Introduction

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 … Continue reading

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Washington’s Immortals Lecture in Baltimore

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 … Continue reading

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An update on the update

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 … Continue reading

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Finding the Maryland 400 Job Opportunity

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 … Continue reading

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