Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Faces of the American Revolution

Peter Mackintosh  
Check out this Time feature depicting Revolutionary War veterans in old age.  (HT: Peter Silver via Facebook).  Learn about:

Peter Mackintosh:  At age 16 he witnessed the Boston Tea Party

Simeon Hicks: A Boston minuteman

Jonathan Smith: Fought in Battle of Long Island

George Fishley: Fought in the Battle of Monmouth

James Head:  Joined Continental Navy at age 13

Rev. Levi Hayes: Fifer in a Connecticut regiment

Daniel Spencer: Involved in a secret mission to capture Benedict Arnold

Read the rest here and see their daguerreotypes