Maryland Militia in the Defense of St. Michael’s, August 1813

On August 10 and 26, 1813 British naval and military forces attacked St.Michael’s on Maryland ‘s Eastern Shore. The militia that defended this small ship building port were the following all under the command of Brigadier General Perry Benson, 12th Brigade, 2nd Division, Maryland Militia.

26th MARYLAND REGIMENT  – Lt. Colonel Hugh Auld

St. Michael’s Patriotic Blues,- Captain Joseph Kemp

Miles River Neck Company, – Captain William Jordan

Bayside Company, – Captain John Carroll

Miles River Company, – Captain William Ray

Bayside Company, -Captain Oakley Haddaway

Wye Landing Company, Captain Jonathan Spencer

Bayside Company, Captain John Seth

Hearts of Oak Company – Captain Thomas Weyman

4th Maryland Regiment – Lt. Colonel William B. Smyth

Volunteer Artillery, Captain Clement Vickers

Light Infantry Blues, Captain George W. Smith

Trappe Company, Captain Samuel Stevens

Chapel District Company, Captain Thomas Henrix

The Easton Fencibles, Captain John L. Keer

9th Cavalry District (Queen Annes & Talbot Counties) –

Independent Light Dragoons, Captain Robert H. Goldsborough

Troop of Horse Militia, Trappe, Captain Isaac Bowdle

The Patriotic Blues, Troop of Horse, Captain Robert Banning

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