Thursday, July 2, 2009

Photos of Revolutionary War veterans

I was amazed when I first learned this, but there a number of photos, taken in the 1850's and1860's, of some of the few remaining survivors of the Revolutionary War.

Alexander Milliner, pictured here, was a drummer boy in
Washington's Life Guard. He was present at many of the major battles of the war, including Valley Forge. He shook hands with Cornwallis the day after the British surrender at Yorktown.

Milliner's story along with other stories and photos of Revolutionary War veterans can be found here on the great History Channel Revolutionary War website.

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