CWML-05 Howard’s Maryland Continentals



The main core of Morgan’s flying Army was a battalion of veteran Continentals. Three companies of the Maryland Line, and one company from Delaware. These were highly trained and disciplined, and formed the main line commanded by John Eager Howard. They were the best troops to engage in prolonged close combat with British regulars.

The three Maryland companies at the Battle of Cowpens were survivors from several ravaged regiments.
The First Company (Captain Richard Anderson) included survivors of the 1st and 7th Maryland.
The Second Company (Captain Henry Dobson) was formed from the 2nd, 4th and 6th Maryland.
The Third Company (Lieutenant Nicholas Mangers) included men from the old 3rd and 5th Maryland.