Flower, Benjamin

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Flower, Benjamin

FLOWER, BENJAMIN. (1748–1781). Continental officer, Pennsylvania. Commissary of military stores for the flying camp from 16 July to December 1776, he was directed by Washington on 16 January 1777 to raise the unit that became known as the Regiment of Artillery Artificers. He died young (28 April 1781) and is buried at Philadelphia's Christ Church. A portrait, believed to be by Charles Willson Peale, is in the Star-Spangled Banner House in Baltimore.

SEE ALSO Artificers; Flying Camp.