The Old Line nickname was given during the Revolutionary War, when 400 soldiers in the First Maryland Regiment fought a British force of 10,000 and helped General George Washington's army to escape. Washington depended on the Maryland Line throughout the war, and the soldiers' discipline and bravery earned Maryland its nickname.
We found out last fall / summer that our 4th and 5th great grandfathers were in the First Maryland Regiment.
posted on 05/11/2013 2:16:44 PM PDT
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Wow that is very cool, Red! Did you research it yourself or
did you hire a genealogist? I have been working on my family
tree for years and keep getting stuck.
posted on 05/11/2013 2:19:14 PM PDT
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