Francis Ware

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”A few days afterward the respective committees made their reports, which were adopted. The convention then elected the following officers to command the first battalion: …Francis Ware, of Charles County, lieutenant-colonel …”

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”Washington, who had been watching the movements of the enemy, now hurried reinforcements over from New York. Among these was the brigade of Lord Stirling, composed of Smallwood’s Maryland regiment, Haslett’s Delaware, Atlee’s Pennsylvania, and Lutz’s and Kiechlein’s Pennsylvania battalions. Early on the 27th of August, General Putnam notified Lord Stirling that the enemy were approaching the Gowanus road along Martense lane, and ordered him to take three regiments,’ advance beyond the line and repulse the enemy.’ Hastily gathering Smallwood’s Maryland, and Atlee’s Pennsylvania regiments, and Haslett’s Delaware battalion, Lord Stirling advanced to the junction of the Martense lane with the Gowanus or Shore road, where Colonel Atlee’s pickets had had a skirmish with the enemy the evening before. The Maryland regiment at this time did not number more than about four hundred and fifty men, and was commanded by Major Mordecai Gist; as Colonel Smallwood and Lieutenant Colonel Ware, with Colonel Haslett, and Lieutenant Colonel Bedford, of the Delaware battalion, were attending the court-martial of Lieutenant Colonel Zedwitz in New York.”

Reference Data:

History of Maryland, by John Thomas Scharf, 1879

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