Representatives from the Cincinnati SAR attended a reinterment ceremony for Patriot Samuel Howard, his wife Chloe and Baby Howard on Friday, May 12th at the Resthaven Cemetery in Harlan County, Kentucky. Cincinnati SAR Compatriot Christopher Hamlin is a direct descendant of Patriot Howard and wife Chloe. He served as a pallbearer for the ceremony. President Bredenfoerder and 2nd Vice President Collins laid a wreath on behalf the Cincinnati Chapter. President Bredenfoerder offered a sword salute.
The 3rd United States Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard” served as escorts for the remains. “The Old Guard” is the Army’s official ceremonial unit and escort to the President and has served our nation since 1784. The companies present at the ceremony were the Continental Color Guard, the Fife and Drum Corps and the Commander-in-Chief’s (CinC) Guard.
Bringing greetings on behalf of President Trump was Brigadier General R. Mark Toy.
Private Samuel Howard was an American Revolutionary soldier who served in the Virginia Line under Captain Mayo Carrington’s Company. It is said that he was with General Washington at the Battle of Yorktown during the surrender of the Brittish in 1781. After seven years of service in the war, Samuel Howard moved to the area now known as Harlan, Kentucky. He and his wife Chloe had 12 children and the family was among the first families of Harlan County.
See a video of the ceremony at http://www.wymt.com/content/news/177-years-later-Revolutionary-War-soldier-buried-in-final-resting-place-422141003.html