John Eager Howard Monument


Greyrock Mansion
400 Grey Rock Road
21208 Pikesville , MD
United States
39° 23' 36.762" N, 76° 44' 15.5688" W
Maryland US



This monument is located at 400 Grey Rock Rd in Pikesville, MD. The monument idea started with Chapter President Christos Christou Jr. thinking in 2002 that the birthplace of Col. Howard should be marked with a small marker at Grey Rock. Then later Chapter President Ivan V Dooley Jr. expanded on the idea for a much large monument that outlined his accomplishments and life.  The final monument was designed and a fundraising campaign began to raise $10K and was finally installed and dedicated on June 23, 2007 near the front wall of the mansion. It was later moved and rededicated at its current location on the front lawn of the mansion on Sep 14, 2008 to make it more visible.



Congressional Silver Medal Awarded to Lt. Col. John Eager Howard

9 March 1781

The American Congress to John Eager Howard Commander of a regiment of infantry

Because by rushing suddenly on the wavering lines of the enemy he gave a brilliant example of martial courage at the Battle of Cowpens 17 January 1781.


White Plains - October 28, 1776

Germantown - October 4, 1777

Monmouth - June 28, 1778

Camden - August 16, 1780

Cowpens - January 17, 1781

Guilford Court House, NC - March 15, 1781

Hobkirk Hill - April 25, 1781

Wounded at Eutaw Springs - September 8, 1781

Superintendent of Recruiting, Middle District - 1782

Declined Commission as Major General in Maryland Militia - 1794

Declined Commission as Brigadier General in Continental Army - 1798



Site of the Forrest Ancestral Home and Birthplace of John Eager Howard. 4 June 1752 - 12 October 1827

1774 Committee of Observation for Baltimore County

1776 - 1783 Officer of the Maryland Line

1785 Justice of Baltimore County Court

1787 Delegate to the Continental Congress

1788 - 1790 Governor of Maryland

1791 Maryland Senator

1792 Associate Judge of United States Diistrict Court

1796 - 1803 United States Senator

1813 Committee of Supply for Defense of Baltimore City

1816 Vice Presidential Candidate

1827 Died at Belvidere his estate in Baltimore City

Friend of George Washington

Benefactor of Baltimore

Erected By: 

Col. John Eager Howard Chapter, MDSSAR, 2007

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