Philip Schuyler (1733-1804) was a general in the American Revolution and a United States Senator from New York. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1775, and served until he was appointed a Major General of the Continental Army in June. General Schuyler took command of the Northern Department, and planned the Invasion of Canada.
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison of Alexandria, Virginia, had been Washington’s lawyer before the war and joined his staff in 1775. In 1776, he became Washington’s military secretary, a position he held until 1781. After the war, he served as a judge in Maryland. Engraving by Albert Rosenthal after John Trumbull
Michael Cresap - Pre-Revolutionary War Hero. Lived in Ohio part of his adult life as a frontiersman and land developer. Later, he commanded a company of Maryland riflemen in the Continental Army at Cambridge Massachusetts. He was commissioned a Colonel under George Washington during the American Revolutionary War and died in service of the Army.
John Eager Howard - Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer, Continental Congressman, US Senator. In July 1776, he accepted a Captaincy in the 2nd Maryland Battalion of the Flying Camp and was sent to White Plains, New York, where he battled the British. He distinguished himself with leadership and bravery at Germantown, the Battle of Camden, and the Battle of Cowpens. Congress voted him a medal and he became known as the “Hero of Cowpens”.
Dr. William Burnet, Surgeon and Chief Physician of Continental Army
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