Re: Where is Captain Henry Lyles grave??
Posted by Local200 on November 7, 2011, 5:15 pm, in reply to "Re: Where is Captain Henry Lyles grave??"
Thank you for the responce and information. I just got word that Captain Henry Lyles is assumed to be buried in the Old Presbyterian Meeting House grave yard, but not sure where unfortunately.
Is there a maker at tents landing to tell what Captain Henry Lyles did??
: I have searched our regular sources, and have
: not been able to find the location of
: Captain Henry Lyles' burial. I have found
: the following information about him in
: "A History of the Maryland Line in the
: Revolutionary War, 1775-1783" by Rieman
: Steuart, 1969 (which you probably also
: - He was 2nd Lieutenant in 3rd Regiment, 10
: December 1776
: - 1st Lieutenant, 3rd Regiment, 20 February
: - Prisoner at Staten Island, 22 August 1777
: - Cap. Lieut., 3re Regiment, 11 February
: - Exchanged 22 December 1780, and did not
: rejoin regiment
: Other members of his family are buried at
: St. John's Church graveyard, Broad Creek,
: and at Christ Church graveyard, Accokeek.
: Incidentally, the property at which
: development was recently stopped, and which
: is being converted into parkland, is NOT the
: historic Tent Landing. Although this
: property has sometimes been referred to as
: "Tent Landing", the original
: landing is actually almost 1/2 mile to the
: north- northwest, near the cul-de-sac of
: Mariner Drive.
: Good luck with finding his grave location!
: Susan G. Pearl, Historian
: Prince George's County Historical
: --Previous Message--
: Does anyone know where Revolutionary War
: Captain Henry Lyles is buried. He stopped a
: British landing party on the banks of the
: Potomac in April of 1781. Today this
: location is called Tents Landing and was
: saved from development in recent years. His
: funeral was at the Old Presbyterian Meeting
: House in Alexandria in 1786, but he was not
: buried in their grave yard.