The SAR Magazine

Winter 2018-2019

The SAR MAGAZINE is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published quarterly.

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commending the membership for its activities in preservation and in supporting patriotism and good citizenship. Chapter President James M. Perry discussed the legacy of the 25 charter members in 1968. The chapter is named in honor of Maryland's highest-ranking officer in the American Revolution and the commander of the famous "Maryland 400." PPP Capt. Marcus S. Larkin, MSC, USN, a member of the Gen. Smallwood Chapter (MDSSAR), participated in a Revolutionary War Memorial Dedication in Lancaster, Mass. This dedication occurred on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2018. Lancaster Historical Commission Chair Heather Lennon coordinated and hosted the ceremony. This was the first Revolutionary War Memorial Dedication in more than 235 years for those soldiers from Lancaster, Mass. Many Lancaster soldiers participated in the Lexington Alarm, Concord, Siege of Boston, Bunker Hill, Quebec, Bennington, Saratoga, Battle of New York, White Plains, Jersey Campaign, Valley Forge, Siege of Rhode Island and many other battles and events not listed. Compatriot Larkin represented those soldiers during the ceremony as a direct descendent of two Lancaster, Mass., soldiers: Corp. Peter Larkin and Private John Larkin. Also in attendance were various veterans organizations. Two Massachusetts state representatives, Maj. Harold Naughton and Dean Tran, participated in the dedication. Westminster Chapter The Westminster Chapter marked the graves of three Revolutionary War Patriots on Nov. 10, 2018, in the Emmanuel (Baust) Union Cemetery, just west of Westminster, Md. These Patriots were John Fleugal, Michael Wagner Jr. and George Warner. All three lived in the Westminster area during the American Revolution. Fluegal served as a fife major in the company of Capt. John Welsh. Wagner served as a juror for the Oath of Allegiance in Frederick County in 1778. Warner was part of the Frederick Detachment, 5th Maryland Line, in Captain Sheaff's company. Each of these men has numerous descendants, many still living in Carroll County today, some of whom attended the grave-marking service. One chapter compatriot claims two of the three among his ancestors. Pastor Jeffry Dull of Emmanuel Baust United Church of Christ served as chaplain for the service, and the Maryland SAR Color Guard provided a musket salute, above. MICHIGAN SOCIETY The Michigan Society held its fall Board of Managers meeting at the same hotel on the same weekend (Sept. 21, 2018) as the Michigan DAR State Conference. Among those attending were International District VPG Paul Callanan, President General Warren Alter, Michigan DAR Regent Gina LaCroix, Michigan SAR President James Petres and Great Lakes District VPG Thomas Ashby. PG Alter and Petres addressed the DAR and brought greetings on behalf of the national and state societies. 32 SAR MAGAZINE President General Joe Dooley, left, and Atlantic Middle States District VPG Lou Raborg were speakers at the 50th anniversary meeting of the Gen. William Smallwood Chapter.

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