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“The music of the Army…” by John U. Rees ©1993, 2002


An Abbreviated Study of the Ages of Musicians in the Continental Army

Part C.

The age of a musician occasionally had other benefits (or possibly embarrassments) and sometimes affected the duties he performed. James Holmes, a drummer in the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, was 13 years old when he joined in 1778. He stated in his deposition “that he was … Continue reading


“The music of the Army…” by John U. Rees ©1993, 2002


An Abbreviated Study of the Ages of Musicians in the Continental Army

Part B.

Once the man’s age and service were ascertained there had to be some method of processing the information that would serve to make it useful. For statistical purposes it was decided to use the age of each musician at their first known service as a … Continue reading


“The music of the Army…” by John U. Rees ©1993, 2002


An Abbreviated Study of the Ages of Musicians in the Continental Army

(Originally published in The Brigade Dispatch Vol. XXIV, No. 4, Autumn 1993, 2-8.)

The musicians of the Continental Army have long been relegated to a minor role in comparison to those soldiers who carried muskets or commanded troops in battle. In actuality the duties they performed … Continue reading


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