Baron Johann DeKalb Baron J. DeKalb
Artist: Ephraim Keyser (1850-1937)
Title: Baron Johann DeKalb (1721-1780)
Date: 1886
Medium: Bronze
Accession number: MSA SC 1545-0761

Baron DeKalb was a German soldier who fought for the colonies in the American Revolution. The statue was commissioned by the Maryland House of Delegates in 1817 in honor of DeKalb who was fatally wounded at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina in 1780.