Battles that the First Maryland took part in:

As Smallwoods Battalion

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  • 27 August, 1776
  • Long Island First continental troops to use the bayonet against the British. Unit decimated as they covered Washingtons retreat. 256 killed, wounded or captured, most of which are trapped in a mill pond.

    As the First Maryland

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  • 3 January, 1777
  • Princeton, N.J. Withdrew to Morristown for the winter.
  • 22 August, 1777
  • Sullivan's Raid on Staten Island
  • 11, September, 1777
  • Brandywine, Pa.
  • 4 October, 1777
  • Germantown, Pa.
  • Winter 1777-'78
  • Valley Forge Smallwood and Marylanders spent winter in Wilmington and rejoined Washington in June, 1778.
  • 28 June, 1778
  • Monmouth
  • 16 September 1778
  • Phillips Heights, N.Y.
  • Winter 1778-'79
  • Middlebrook, N.J.
  • 19 July, 1779
  • Stoney Point Fort About 150 Marylander Volunteers participated in the Attack on Stoney Point on the Hudson River. The fort was taken totally by the bayonet.
  • Winter 1779-'80
  • Morristown N.J.
  • 16 April, 1780
  • Maryland Line leaves for Charleston with 12 fieldpieces.
  • 16, August, 1780
  • Camben S.C. The English suprise the Americans and the Marylanders save the army from total destruction.
  • 21, December, 1780
  • Cowpens, S.C. The turning point of the war. Daniel Morgan and John Eager defeat Banaster Tarleton.
  • 15, March, 1781
  • Guilford Court House, N.C. The First Maryland's most famous battle. American's loose the battle, but press the English so hard that the English commander is forced to fire artillery into his own ranks to win the battle.
  • April, 1781
  • Hobkirk's hill, S.C.
  • 22 May, 1781
  • Ninety Six, S.C.
  • 8, September 1781
  • Futaw Springs, S.C.
  • 23, August, 1782
  • Combahee Ferry, S.C. last engagement of any size by the Maryland forces.

    All information taken from the First Maryland fieldbook, the Freindly Companion


    Last updated September 26, 1997.