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To understand the music of George Washington’s time, it is necessary to know musical conditions in America from the days of the first settlers to the end of the eighteenth century. Although there was little music here in the years immediately following the first coming of the white men, it is not correct to assume that there was no considerable … Continue reading
Last month we asked:”Who was the youngest (verifiable) soldier or sailor of the American Revolution?”
My 5th Great Grand Uncle, Archibald Smithson was born in 1765 aged 10 when the war started he was later captured by the British and in a POW Camp in New York City along with 2 others from Harford County, Maryland. This is based … Continue reading
In the U.S. Revolutionary War, many young boys served as soldiers or sailors. Many of them were drummers or fifers, and a few in their early teens even marched as soldiers in local militias. There was a report of one as young as nine years old and claims of others even younger than that. So who was the youngest?
The … Continue reading