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American Revolutionary War

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This is a photo of Children of Am. Revolution, [at Arlington, 4/16/23] added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of The battle of Bunker's [sic] Hill added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Battle of Princeton added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Capture of the Hessians at Trenton added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Surrender of Gen. Burgoyne added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Surrender of Lord Cornwallis added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of [Surrender of Gen. Burgoyne] added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Surrender of Lord Cornwallis added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
Signal lanterns of Paul Revere displayed in the steeple of this church, April 18, 1775, warned the country of the march ... to ... Concord
This is a photo of Pulling down the statue of George III by the "Sons of... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of L'Entré triumphale de troupes royales a Nouvelle Yorck... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of The repeal, or the funeral procession of Miss Americ-Stamp added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Infantry: Continental Army, 1779-1783, IV / H.A. Ogden ;... added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
This is a photo of Washington and Lafayette at Valley Forge / painting by... added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
This is a photo of Capt. Paul Jones shooting a sailor who had attempted to... added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
Headstone reads: "John Morrison, Captain Clark's Illinois Regt., Artillery, Rev. War" NOT MY RELATIVE, I have no information on this person. Headstone located in a cemetery in Frankfort, KY.
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Colonial soldiers of the south 1732-1774 Captain John Salls's Company Including 3 Stovall's
Virginians in the Revolutionary War includes John Sr. and John Stovall Jr.
This picture of Col. Andrew Balfour, III was painted on the Library wall at the Ashboroe, N. C. library. When they redid the library it was lost. (It was painted on a plaster wall.)
Eli's grave was marked by the General Henry Dearborn Chapter of the DAR on August 25, 1931. On June 13, 1991, the Eli Skinner Chapter, NSDAR, rededicated his monument in honor of the 100th Anniversary of NSDAR and the 45th Anniversary of this Chapter. At the age of 14 years and 9 months, in the town of Shelburne, Massachusetts, he enlisted for a term of eight months with the Massachusetts state troops. Due to his young age, he was employed as a Fifer. In a few days he and several others from the town that had enlisted set out for Cambridge, Massachusetts, near Boston. On arrival at Cambridge he was assigned to a company under the command of Captain Agrippa Wills in a regiment under the command of Colonel Asa Whitcomb and Lt. Colonel Whitney. Eli Skinner served his 8 month enlistment at Cambridge, and was discharged and returned to Shelburne. In December 1776 a call was issued for troops to serve for a period of three months. Eli Skinner enlisted for this period, being mustered at Greenfield, Massachusetts on December 26, 1776 in a company commanded by Captain John Wells. From here they marched to Northampton, Massachusetts. Here, Captain Wells’ company was ordered to Fort Ticonderoga, for which they departed on December 27th by way of Chesterfield, Pittsfield, Greenbush, Albany, Fort Anne, Skeensboro and on to Fort Ticonderoga, arriving about January 6, 1777. On reaching Fort Ticonderoga Captain Wells’ company was attached to Colonel Robinson’s regiment. Here Eli Skinner remained for his three month enlistment performing garrison duty until his three month term expired and he was again discharged and returned to his home in Shelburne. Eli was my 1st cousin 6 times removed
Photo of Thomas Newcomb's grave marker. Hancock Cemetery: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
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Thomas Newcomb
Born: Jun 15, 1730
A Marker dedicated to James Alexander one of the first settlers of Kishacoquillas Valley in Mifflin Co. Pennsylvania and Revolutionary War Veteran. My 3 son's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather.
David Benge, born about 1760 in Virginia and died in 1854 in Clay County, Kentucky. A Revolutionary War Soldier (North Carolina Militia) and a soldier in the War of 1812 (Kentucky). This photo was shared with the family by mjwoh710@aol.com.
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GRAVESITE ON THE BLOOMBURG FARM NEAR PATTON PA. IT IS CALLED THE BAUM CEMETARY. BAUM AND NAGLE WERE BURRIED SIDE BY SIDE. THEY WERE WAR BUDDIES, AND FAMILY. RICHARD FOUGHT WITH HIS BROTHERS - HENRY & JOHN
This is a photo of a document found at the National Archives. It describes Richard Grantham's pension at a rate of $86/year. Then it states 2 years of back-pay at $172 and a semi-annual payment of $43 totalling $215. He served 6 months as a private and 18 months as a corporal.
Grave of Martin MARTIN, son of Shadrick & Jane MARTIN of Va. Served in the American Revolution. Married to Dicey HICKS Feb. 1781. Children: Robert, John,Richard, Lewis, Willis, William, Jerry, Annie, Jane, and Mary. Grave is located next to New Pleasant Baptist Church, Gaffney, SC.
This photo was sent to me by a distant cousin of my wife Suzi Sage. It is thought to be Elias Sage born 1758. He was in the Revolutionary War. It is believed to possibly be the only known photo of him taken in 1845 when he was 87 years old. It is not yet verified to actually be him, but it is very likely considering that my wife's Uncle Mike looks just like him. If you have any photos of Elias A Sage Sr., or of his children, please contact me at carylandsuzi@yahoo.com
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Elias A Sage
Born: Apr 17, 1758
Orginally from Mississippi , but later settled in Kaufman County, Texas.
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First Commander in Chief of all forces raised by the Colony and had charge of the troops in Cambridge until replaced by Gen. George Washington.
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Artemus Ward
Born: Nov 26, 1727
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