5th Maryland Regiment

Stirling’s Division | 1st Maryland Brigade | 5th Maryland Regiment


Organized March 1777 from Queen Anne, Kent, Caroline and Dorchester Counties.

Entered Valley Forge May 1778 with 273 men assigned and 136 fit for duty

Left Valley Forge with 383 assigned and 183 fit for duty.

Previous engagements: Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth

Field Officers

  • Colonel William Richardson
  • Lt. Colonel John E. Howard
  • Major Thomas Smyth
  • Major John Eccleston

Company Commanders

  • Captain Levin Handy
  • Captain Philip Casso
  • Captain George Hamilton
  • Captain John Hawkins
  • Captain Josiah Johnston
  • Captain John Lynch
  • Captain James Henry
  • 1st Lieutenant Richard Emory
  • 1st Lieutenant Perry Benson

Regimental Staff

  • Surgeon John Hindman
  • Surgeon’s Mate William E Hooper