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Maryland Society, Sons of the  American Revolution

Our Monumental Achievements:

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

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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 District 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

Original Source(s):

From the collection of Christos Christou

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