The Westminster chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution marked the graves of three Revolutionary War patriots in the Emmanuel (Baust) Union Cemetery, just west of Westminster, on Nov. 10. The SAR is dedicated to preserving the memory of ancestors who fought to establish the United States of America. 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 Captain Welsh. Wagner served as a juror for the Oath of Allegiance in Frederick County in 1778. Warner was part of the Frederick Detachment, Fifth Maryland Line, in Captain Sheaff's company. Each of these men has numerous descendants, many still living in Carroll County today, some who attended the grave marking service. The Rev. 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 for the three patriots.

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