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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


George Washington’s Drummer Boy


In a little known grave in south-western Marion County, Indiana, lie the remains of an old soldier traditionally acclaimed as “George Washington’s drummer boy.” This is the grave of Sergeant John George, a Revolutionary War veteran of the First Battalion of the New Jersey Continental Line.

Through extensive and alert research by Chester Swift of Indianapolis into Revolutionary war records, … Continue reading


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