Col. John Eager Howard Chapter MD SAR - Baltimore

Col. John Eager Howard Chapter MD SAR - Baltimore This page is for the Col. John Eager Howard Chapter of the Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution covering the Baltimore City area.

All descendants of heroes of the Revolution are welcomed. The purposes of our society are manifold including:
Americanism, Historical Research, Educational, Patriotic, Ancestral Research.

All descendants of heroes of the Revolution are welcomed. The purposes of our society are manifold including:
Americanism, Historical Research, Educational, Patriotic, Ancestral Research.

Operating as usual

At the JEH Chapter meeting on May 1 we had a presentation from Historian Christopher T. George about the Battle of North...
05/05/2021

At the JEH Chapter meeting on May 1 we had a presentation from Historian Christopher T. George about the Battle of Northpoint and its importance. This is a photo of Col. Howard and his confidence in Samuel Smith to protect the city of Baltimore from British occupation.

At the JEH Chapter meeting on May 1 we had a presentation from Historian Christopher T. George about the Battle of Northpoint and its importance. This is a photo of Col. Howard and his confidence in Samuel Smith to protect the city of Baltimore from British occupation.

Presentation of the SAR Silver ROTC Medal to Cadet Elijah Eaton, Johns Hopkins University 30 April 2021. By John M David...
05/03/2021

Presentation of the SAR Silver ROTC Medal to Cadet Elijah Eaton, Johns Hopkins University 30 April 2021. By John M Davidson, President JEH Chapter MDSSAR.

Presentation of the SAR Silver ROTC Medal to Cadet Elijah Eaton, Johns Hopkins University 30 April 2021. By John M Davidson, President JEH Chapter MDSSAR.

This is the type of propaganda that causes people to think they must stop saying the U.S. Pledge and tear down the lesso...
04/07/2021

This is the type of propaganda that causes people to think they must stop saying the U.S. Pledge and tear down the lessons of the past. The pledge unites us as a nation.

Proverbs 23:10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless.

When Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in 1892, the oath was steeped in nativist impulses. He sought to define "true Americanism" against the rising tide of southern and eastern European immigrants "pouring over our country." From its anti-immigrant origins to the Nazi-esque salute children used to make while saying it, this is the dark history of the Pledge of Allegiance that schoolchildren who say it each morning will never find in their history books: https://bit.ly/2voAQo9

Happy Maryland Day! Maryland Day celebrates what happened on the 25th of March in 1634 and the blessings of our 387+ yea...
03/25/2021

Happy Maryland Day! Maryland Day celebrates what happened on the 25th of March in 1634 and the blessings of our 387+ year history.

Maryland is truly "America in miniature".

https://wwwdotmarylanddaydotorg.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/understanding-maryland-day-updated.pdf

Happy Maryland Day! Maryland Day celebrates what happened on the 25th of March in 1634 and the blessings of our 387+ year history.

Maryland is truly "America in miniature".

https://wwwdotmarylanddaydotorg.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/understanding-maryland-day-updated.pdf

The Col Howard Chapter is pleased to have presented the SAR U.S. Flag Certificate to the Broadway Diner on Eastern Avenu...
03/15/2021

The Col Howard Chapter is pleased to have presented the SAR U.S. Flag Certificate to the Broadway Diner on Eastern Avenue which properly flies the US Flag with honor each day.

President LTC John Davidson and Chairman/Chancellor Benjamin Neil presented the certificate in person during a ceremony held at the restaurant. The owner Pete Koroneos and staff accepted the honor in person.

Way to go Broadway Diner! It is patriotic business like these that we should patronize. Thank you!

3/11/2021

We recognize Robert L. Curbeam Jr. of Baltimore who was a Captain in the U.S. Navy whose family was from Sparrows Point ...
02/18/2021

We recognize Robert L. Curbeam Jr. of Baltimore who was a Captain in the U.S. Navy whose family was from Sparrows Point MD and moved to Woodlawn where he graduated from H.S. and went on to earn his B.S. Degree in Aerospace Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy and then became an Astronaut with NASA and successfully completed three spacewalks in 1997, 2001 and 2006.

He enjoys weightlifting, backpacking and sports. He is a descendant of Dangerfield Newby of John Brown's Raid who is in turn a descendant of Oswald Newby d. 1791 a recognized Patriot of the American Revolution.

We are proud of our native son and fellow descendant of an American Revolutionary Patriot.

We recognize Robert L. Curbeam Jr. of Baltimore who was a Captain in the U.S. Navy whose family was from Sparrows Point MD and moved to Woodlawn where he graduated from H.S. and went on to earn his B.S. Degree in Aerospace Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy and then became an Astronaut with NASA and successfully completed three spacewalks in 1997, 2001 and 2006.

He enjoys weightlifting, backpacking and sports. He is a descendant of Dangerfield Newby of John Brown's Raid who is in turn a descendant of Oswald Newby d. 1791 a recognized Patriot of the American Revolution.

We are proud of our native son and fellow descendant of an American Revolutionary Patriot.

We are proud to announce that Eagle Scout Zander Hoffman of  Troop 355 has won 1st Place for two years in a row for the ...
02/14/2021

We are proud to announce that Eagle Scout Zander Hoffman of Troop 355 has won 1st Place for two years in a row for the Col. John Eager Howard Chapter MDSSAR Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest. The contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit who have not reached their nineteenth birthday. His essay was selected as one of the best and he has gone on to win 2nd Place in MDSSAR State Contest competing against other chapters winners. Congratulations to Zander! Way to Go!

His grandfather William Hoffman had the honor of presenting his winning certificate to him at our Chapter Meeting at Mo's Seafood restaurant during a fine luncheon with family in attendance. Zander read his winning essay to the attendees.

Compatriots, Merry Christmas to you and your families!And a Happy New Year!
12/25/2020

Compatriots, Merry Christmas to you and your families!

And a Happy New Year!

The Marquis de Lafayette passed away on May 20, 1834 at the age of 76. He has been the great champion of freedom for Ame...
12/20/2020

The Marquis de Lafayette passed away on May 20, 1834 at the age of 76. He has been the great champion of freedom for America, France and for the enslaved. His memory should be honored around the world. After his 1824 return visit, many U.S. cities were renamed in his honor.

Baltimore City erected a great equestrian statue in his honor on Charles Street. The groundbreaking of the Lafayette statue in Baltimore took place on May 14, 1917, just weeks after the United States entered World War I. The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy hosted a Centennial commemoration of the groundbreaking for the Lafayette statue on May 16, 2017.

Another of our member's Patriot ancestor is Isaac Hill 1740-1832 - He was a private in Capt. John Yate's Company, Col. E...
12/03/2020

Another of our member's Patriot ancestor is Isaac Hill 1740-1832 - He was a private in Capt. John Yate's Company, Col. Enos' Regiment in the CT Militia. He was pensioned for his service. He was previously in the French and Indian War and had served 3 years when he was just 17 years old in 1757. By 1776, he enrolled in Capt. Yates' Comp. In 1777 he served in Capt. Robert Lewis' Regt. In 1781 in Col. Butler's Regt.

The ROTC Program produces great youth leaders and our Society over the years has recognized many outstanding young men a...
11/27/2020

The ROTC Program produces great youth leaders and our Society over the years has recognized many outstanding young men and women for their accomplishments with the program. We are pleased once again to acknowledge many of them from recent past years.

ROTC Local Group Presentation Date
Hongjun Moon Johns Hopkins University 4/28/2016
Michael Leonard Loyola University 4/30/2016
Charles H. Davis Morgan State 5/5/2016
Andrew Graham Loyola University 4/29/2017
Gentry Harris Morgan State 5/4/2017
Kevin Pfau Johns Hopkins University 5/4/2017
Kaela Pone Morgan 4/26/2018
Alexander Conjelko Loyola University 4/28/2018
C/ENS Shane Ware Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School 5/15/2018
Derek Michael Roberts Johns Hopkins University 5/3/2018
Zulmy Orellana-Vllacorta Airforce Baltimore Polytechnic Inst 5/10/2018
Erin Harrigan Loyola University 4/26/2019
James Hayburn Towson University 4/26/2019
David Hughes Morgan State University 5/2/2019
Capt. Nicholas Crenshaw Hopkins Univ. 5/3/2019
C/LTJG Ayooluwakiitan Oluwafemi Navy JROTC 5/14/2019
Precious Durojaiye Navy JROTC 5/23/2019
Olutobi Owlabi Loyola University 4/24/2020
Daniel Gillcrist Towson University 4/24/2020
CDT Emma Murray Morgan Univ. 4/25/2020
Grant Chen Hopkins Univ. 5/1/2020

These young people are creating the legacy that many dream of but few achieve. We commend you and wish you the best in all your future endeavors.

As the song goes, In a world full of hate, be a light. During this season of Thanksgiving, we want to thank all those vo...
11/25/2020

As the song goes, In a world full of hate, be a light. During this season of Thanksgiving, we want to thank all those volunteers who help us reach out to the community and recognize deserving youth who are showing kindness to the their community and bring us hope and joy. Over the last 5 years we have been fortunate to have participated in the issuance of Congratulations to new Eagle Scouts in our community. We hope to do even more once life returns to normal.

Eagle Scout Local Group Court of Honor
John A. Barnhouser Jr. Troop 409 4/3/2016
Addison Lash Troop 355 4/17/2016
Anthony Polvinale Troop 355 8/21/2016
Joseph D'Anna Troop 355 8/21/2016
Christopher Bisasky Troop 355 8/21/2016
Mitchell Liam Hammond Troop 427 10/30/2016
Joseph Henry "Trey" Varacalle III Troop 355 11/20/2016
Griffin Breidenbaugh Troop 523 3/12/2017
Jacob Cooke Troop 247 5/7/2017
John D. "Trey" Urbach III Troop 355 1/20/2018
Zachary H. Barnickel Troop 355 2/18/2018
Nikolai Ivan Vukov Troop 355 4/15/2018
Jacob Patrick Swink Troop 409 5/6/2018
Jake Francis Troop 427 3/24/2018
Carson Frey Troop 427 3/24/2018
Brandon Lure Troop 427 3/24/2018
Timothy Saunders Jr. Troop 427 3/24/2018
Jeffrey Spencer II Troop 427 3/24/2018
Wesley M. Deveau Troop 97 5/14/2018
Aaron M. Dinkin Troop 97 8/21/2018
Thomas D. Jones Troop 355 9/30/2018
Jacob Miller Troop 355 9/30/2018
Danny Hammoudi Troop 355 9/30/2018
Keith Alexander Troop 355 9/30/2018
Daniel Douglas Troop 355 9/30/2018
Jonathan Suehle Troop 355 9/30/2018
Dylan Michael Albright Troop 355 10/21/2018
Adam Mizell Troop 355 1/6/2019
Garrett Mizell Troop 355 1/6/2019
Anthony Hansen Troop 355 2/23/2019
Maxwell Logan Hammond Troop 427 3/3/2019
Brian Salsberg Troop 732 11/9/2019
Christian Gross Troop 755 10/26/2019
Zander Hoffman Troop 355 11/24/2019
Christopher Tang Troop 732 11/9/2019
Shayne Auffarth Troop 239 2/8/2020
Marshall Hammond Troop 427 5/3/2020

These young people provided great projects for their community and continue to live the Scout Oath and laws. We applaud you.

If you have a youth that is achieving Eagle Rank please let us know so we can be there to present a certificate of appreciation and our SAR Eagle Scout Patch.

Here is another story of our new member's ancestor.Francis Wheat Jr 1738-1815 - He was Constable in 1777, 1779 and 1781 ...
11/23/2020

Here is another story of our new member's ancestor.

Francis Wheat Jr 1738-1815 - He was Constable in 1777, 1779 and 1781 and served as a grand juror in Prince George's Co, MD. He lived on land near present day Washington DC that was leased from Benedict Calvert.

Another Patriot Ancestor is Samuel Foulke 1718-1797 - Samuel was a Pennsylvanian Quaker and would not fight due to his r...
11/17/2020

Another Patriot Ancestor is Samuel Foulke 1718-1797 - Samuel was a Pennsylvanian Quaker and would not fight due to his religious beliefs but he took an oath of allegiance in 1778 (against the Quaker rules), he paid military fines, he donated blankets to the military, he surveyed land, he served in 1774 on committee of safety and served on 6 road committees, 3 grand juries, and was elected County Commissioner - all of these acts qualify him as a Patriot for supporting the American Cause.

The Col. John Eager Howard SAR was honored to have a memorial for Thomas Todd Patriot of the American Revolution at the ...
11/15/2020

The Col. John Eager Howard SAR was honored to have a memorial for Thomas Todd Patriot of the American Revolution at the Todd's Inheritance Historic site in Sparrows Point MD. President William Hoffman read a eulogy for the event and CAR State President Lizzie Schenck laid the wreath on his grave. State President Gene Moyer joined the ceremony. Also Todd's was presented a SAR Flag Certificate for their continuous education programs and honoring the flag which was accepted by Carolyn Mroz, President of Todd's.

Following the ceremony, SAR President Hoffman presented the Outstanding Citizenship Pin to Lizzie for her community services over the years and the chapter made a donation to her President's Project helping veterans entitled "Serving Those who Serve Us" putting the Chapter at the 4-Star Supporter level.

We are sharing some biographical information of our most recent five new members so you can see the diversity of the typ...
11/13/2020

We are sharing some biographical information of our most recent five new members so you can see the diversity of the types of Patriots we have. A Patriot is defined as someone who gives military service, civil service and/or patriotic service.

David Wiley 1747-1817 - David married in 1774 and had 2 children before he commissioned on June 17, 1779 as a Major in the York County Militia, under Col. John Laird's Comp. in the 8th PA Battalion. The battalion headed up the Allegheny River as part of the Sullivan Expedition. In a march of 400 miles, the troops destroyed 10 Iroquois villages including Conewango and captured plunder including furs. After his service he returned home and continued his successful farming. He owned hundreds of acres in York down into Baltimore County across the Mason-Dixon state line, leaving a great legacy for his descendants.

God Bless our Veterans. Thank you for your service!Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans o...
11/11/2020

God Bless our Veterans. Thank you for your service!

Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and Veterans Day 2020 occurs on Wednesday, November 11. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” One year later, in November 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, of Staunton Virginia, proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day.

Happy Birthday!November 10, 1775 the US Marine Corps is created.  The elite military force capable of operating on land,...
11/10/2020

Happy Birthday!

November 10, 1775 the US Marine Corps is created. The elite military force capable of operating on land, sea and air was founded in Philadelphia during the American Revolutionary War.

A resolution of the Second Continental Congress formed two battalions of Continental Marines that became the forerunners of today's marine corps.

In 1991, the Maryland Society joined with others to rededicate the Maryland 400 monument in Prospect Park. As  memorial ...
11/06/2020

In 1991, the Maryland Society joined with others to rededicate the Maryland 400 monument in Prospect Park. As memorial of the event, we minted these medals as a fundraiser. Now 30 years later these are a rare find.

May we never forget the events of August 1776 that helped save the fledging republic.

Today is All Hallow's Day. Remember to Honor the Dead.
11/01/2020

Today is All Hallow's Day.

Remember to Honor the Dead.

The Passing of Col. John Eager Howard on October 12, 1827 was a huge event in Baltimore History. Flags were drawn to hal...
10/28/2020

The Passing of Col. John Eager Howard on October 12, 1827 was a huge event in Baltimore History. Flags were drawn to half mast and much of the city was closed down to allow for the attendance at his large funeral.

His impact on Baltimore is still long lasting. A school and Rec Center have been named for him and many streets in Baltimore are named for him as well as the Battles he was in.

Honoring Col. Howard who died October 12, 1827.Our Maryland My Maryland State song remember "Howard's Warlike Thrust" bu...
10/24/2020

Honoring Col. Howard who died October 12, 1827.

Our Maryland My Maryland State song remember "Howard's Warlike Thrust" but in 1789 the U.S. Congress also honored Howard with the minting of this medal. It was designed by Pierre-Simon-Benjamin Duvivier. The artist signature DUVIV is in the left corner. This medal was presented to Col. Howard by Gen. George Washington by a grateful nation.

The obverse says "JOH · EGAR · HOWARD LEGIONIS PEDITUM PRÆFECTO. COMITIA AMERICANA" which translates to: John Eager Howard, Commander of an Infantry Regiment. American Congress.

On the reverse it says "QUOD / IN NUTANTEM HOSTIUM ACIEM / SUBITO IRRUENS / PRÆCLARUM BELLICÆ VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN DEDIT / IN PUGNA AD COWPENS / XVII . JAN . MDCCL###I" which translates to: Because, charging suddenly on the wavering line of the enemy, he provided a brilliant example of military bravery in the battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781.

On October 19, 1901, the Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution completed the American Revolutionary War Monum...
10/24/2020

On October 19, 1901, the Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution completed the American Revolutionary War Monument.

On October 19, 2001, the Col. John Eager Howard Society a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the monument with a speech by President Christos Christou Jr. and by State President M. Hall Worthington and a musket firing by the MDSSAR Color Guard.

Take time to visit this beautiful monument in Baltimore City in front of the Modell Lyric Opera House on Mt. Royal Avenue.

Past President Christos Christou attended the Soldiers Delight-Thomas Johnson Chapter Maryland DAR where Thomas Johnson ...
10/24/2020

Past President Christos Christou attended the Soldiers Delight-Thomas Johnson Chapter Maryland DAR where Thomas Johnson Society President Vince Bernoni gave a talk on two female patriots of the American Revolution including his own recently approved SAR Patriot Mrs. Elizabeth Evans who paid supply taxes to support and clothe the troops which included her two sons. Her payment was at a critical time just as after Washington's Troops had wintered nearby in Valley Forge and over 2000 men died during that horrible winter. Vince did a great job expanding on the life of some of our lesser known female patriots.

The Col. John Eager Howard SAR Chapter proudly sponsors the Thomas Johnson Chapter C.A.R.

President Vince receiving a certificate of thanks for his reading of the lives of two female Patriots of the Revolution at a DAR Meeting in October.

In October 1824, Marquis de Lafayette visited Baltimore after an long absence from the United States visiting major citi...
10/23/2020

In October 1824, Marquis de Lafayette visited Baltimore after an long absence from the United States visiting major cities along the East Coast. He arrived in Baltimore on Oct. 7, 1824, aboard the steamboat United States. He was greeted by the sound of booming cannons at Fort McHenry. He toured Baltimore and met with surviving officers and soldiers of the Revolution including Col. John Eager Howard and Gen. Sam Smith.

The young Marquis de Lafayette had first came to America in 1777. Lafayette was an ardent abolitionist which seems to have come from his own experiences fighting for American Liberty. Late in the American Revolution, he ceased to regard slaves as property and embraced a lifelong commitment to equality for the “black part of mankind.” Throughout the rest of his long and eventful life, he continued to champion freedom for all men-black or white-everywhere being instrumental in the anti-slavery laws in France.

Lafayette was the author of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen in 1789. In his personal writings, he proposed freeing all slaves and allowing them to work as free tenants on the land of plantation owners. He even bought a plantation in the French colony of Cayenne in 1785 to put his ideas into practice, ordering that no slaves be bought or sold and educating them all. In 1794 France voted for the abolishment of slavery as riots had erupted in Haiti because of the circulation two years earlier of Lafayette's Declaration.

During Lafayette’s visit to Baltimore in 1824, there was a special event held at Fort McHenry where the original garrison flag was displayed from the battle of Baltimore. There is a story that he was given the 15th star that is missing from the original Star Spangled Banner. When he visited the fort he was greeted by the Officers and Infantry who opened their flanks to reveal George Washington’s original tent (now on display in Philadelphia). After a luncheon, Lafayette rode triumphantly in an open carriage into the city to great fanfare. He stayed at the Fountain Inn where he spent four days until moving onto his next city on October 11th. During his 4 days, he dined with the Howards and visited many sites including the University of Maryland.

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834) should be recognized around the world as a Champion of freedom for all mankind.

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SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION LOGO CONTEST I am pleased to announce the Sons of the American Revolution National Logo contest. The SAR is looking for a graphic designer or artist to help us design a logo that represents our values, purpose and mission. The logo will be used globally to represent what the Sons of the American Revolution stand for on merchandise .letter head, banners, flags, promotional pieces and our website. The winning logo will be selected by the SAR Executive committee and the winner will receive a $5000 honorarium. There will be two $1000 prizes for the 2nd and 3rd runners up .Logos must be submitted by midnight December 31, 2019. Please visit our contest web site for more details on how to submit your designs. Good Luck!
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