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First Name: John

Last Name: Howard

Birthplace: Baltimore, MD, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Continental Army (1775 - 1784)

Middle Name: Eager

Date of Birth: 04 June 1752

Date of Death: 12 October 1827

Rank: Colonel

Years Served:
John Eager Howard

•  Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783)
•  War of 1812


John Eager Howard
Colonel, Maryland Line

John Eager Howard was born on 4 June 1752 in Baltimore, MD.

In July 1776, he accepted a Captaincy in the 2nd Maryland Battalion of the Flying Camp and was sent to White Plains, NY, where he battled the British. He distinguished himself with leadership and bravery at Germantown, the Battle of Camden, and the Battle of Cowpens. Congress voted him a medal and he became known as the "Hero of Cowpens."

At the conclusion of the war, he returned to Baltimore and was a Delegate to the Continental Congress, Governor of Maryland, and U.S. Senator. In the War of 1812, he helped organize the defenses of Baltimore City. In 1816, he was candidate for Vice President of the U.S.

Death and Burial

John Eager Howard died on 12 October 1827 in Baltimore, MD. He is buried at Old Saint Paul's Cemetery in Baltimore.

Honoree ID: 2655   Created by: MHOH




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