John Eager Howard - Baltimore, MD
Posted by: saopaulo1
N 39° 17.905 W 076° 36.943
18S E 360677 N 4351137
Quick Description: Statue of John Eager Howard at Mt Vernon Place in Baltimore, MD.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2009 1:08:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM6CCK
"John Eager Howard (June 4, 1752 - October 12, 1827) was an American soldier and politician from Maryland. He was born in and died in Baltimore County. Howard County, Maryland, is named for him.
Howard was an Episcopalian, and a Brother of a Baltimore lodge of Freemasonry. A captain, who rose to the rank of colonel in the Continental Army, he fought at the Battle of White Plains and in the Battle of Monmouth. He was awarded a silver medal by Congress for his leadership at the Battle of Cowpens, during which he commanded the 3rd Maryland Regiment, Continental Army." (visit link
Howard is buried in the graveyard of Old Saint Paul's Cemetery. The statue is by artist Emmanuel Frémiet.