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A Soldier in the Revolutionary War – Part 3


Life in the Army

The drum controlled a soldier’s day. The fifers and drummers in each regiment played different tunes to tell the soldiers where they should be and what they should be doing. Here are some examples.

Reveille (REV-a-lee)

Reveille was beat at sunup. It meant that it was time for the soldiers to get up and get ready … Continue reading


A Soldier in the Revolutionary War – Part 2


What would you eat in the Army?

The food a soldier was given, or issued, each day by the Army was called a ration. He knew it was time to get it when he heard the tune “ROAST BEEF” played on the fife and drum. The daily ration for a soldier was a pound of bread, a pound of meat. … Continue reading


A Soldier in the Revolutionary War – Part 1


What if you were soldier in the Revolutionary War? The clothes you wore, the food you ate, the places where you stayed, the way you lived would all be very different from the way you live today.

You could have enlisted (joined) in the war when it first began. It started on April 19, 1775 when the first shots were … Continue reading


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