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Samuel Riggs


Oil on panel portrait painting of Samuel Riggs (1740-1814), ca. 1810, by an unknown artist. Riggs was born at his family home of "Riggs Hills" just east of Laurel, Maryland. During the American Revolution, he earned a commission as a Lieutenant in Colonel Zadock Magruder's 29th Battalion, Lower District of Frederick County, Maryland Militia, on May 14, 1776. He is buried in the Riggs family cemetery in Brookeville, Maryland.



circa 1810


Oil on board


32 x 25.3 inches

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Gift of George de Geofroy and Commander Henry M. Howard, R.N.

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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