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TylerBSmith short - Tyler Smith Professor Louise A Breen Hist 251 TTH 9:30 [email protected] A Soldier's View of the Revolutionary War The

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Tyler Smith Professor: Louise A. Breen Hist 251- TTH 9:30 February 29, 2008 [email protected] A Soldier’s View of the Revolutionary War The excerpt “A Soldier’s View of the Revolutionary War” written by Joseph Plumb Martin was a primary source example of the hardships and tribulations a soldier had to go through to win freedom for our country. He was not a highly decorated army captain nor was he a Medal of Honor winner. He was a 16 year old kid that decided freedom was worth more than his own life. He was a common private first serving as a volunteer and remarkably surviving to enlist in the free standing army of our young nation. What is even more shocking is that he was one of a few that actually served though the entire war. He was not a sideline patriot either; he was in 5 different battles including: The defense of New York City in 1776, Valley Forge in 1777-78, and at the battle of Yorktown where Lord Cornwallis' finally surrendered on October 19, 1781. Joseph’s story of hardships was finally brought to life in 1830 and is titled
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HIST 251 taught by Professor Breen during the Spring '08 term at Kansas State University.

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TylerBSmith short - Tyler Smith Professor Louise A Breen Hist 251 TTH 9:30 [email protected] A Soldier's View of the Revolutionary War The

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