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John Gunby
Born March 10, 1745
Somerset County, Maryland
Died May 17, 1807(1807-05-17) (aged 62)
Snow Hill, Maryland
Allegiance United States of America
Years of service 1775–1783
Rank Continental Army
  • Captain January 14, 1776
  • Lieutenant Colonel December 10, 1776
  • Colonel April 17, 1777
  • Brevet Brigadier General September 30, 1783
Unit Continental Army
  • 2ND Independent Maryland Company
  • 7th Maryland Regiment
  • 2nd Maryland Regiment
  • 1st Maryland Regiment
Commands held Continental Army
  • 2ND Independent Maryland Company
  • 7th Maryland Regiment
  • 2nd Maryland Regiment
  • 1st Maryland Regiment
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

John Gunby (March 10, 1745 – May 17, 1807) was an American planter and soldier from Somerset County, Maryland who is considered by many to be "one of the most gallant officers of the Maryland Line under Gen. Smallwood". He entered service volunteering as a minuteman in 1775 and fought for the American cause until the end earning praise as probably the most brilliant soldier whom Maryland contributed to the War of Independence. Gunby was also the grandfather of Senator Ephraim King Wilson II.

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