Hagerstown Founder Son Fought in First Engagement after Declaration of Independence

Jonathan Hager, the founder of Hagerstown, was involved in much more than just the founding of the town. On July 19, 1776, his son signed up for the Continental Army under Captain Henry Hardman’s Company.

On August 27,1776, Jonathan Hager’s Son took part in the Battle of Long Island, N.Y., the first engagement after the Declaration of Independence.

The pages are an excerpt from “Muster Rolls and Others of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution, 1775-1783” from the Maryland State Archives. At the bottom right of the muster roll is “John Hager”.

Read more about Jonathan Hager in the Loyola Notre Dame Library.