Thursday, May 18, 2017

The last six surviving veterans of the Revolutionary War, photographed in 1864


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  1. sic transit gloria mundi

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  2. There are 2 of them buried about 6 blocks away in a tiny cemetary that nobody sees. They turned to Shaker beliefs before they died here. One get's used to "soldier of the great war' but there really are very few of the Revolutionary War out here in the west. And yeah, back then, Ohio was the very definition of the west.

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  3. They witnessed the War to establish and the War to dissolve. It's a wonder America is still here... such as she is.

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  4. Photographed in 1864? How is that possible? Wasn't the Civil War was from 1861-65?

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  5. ^^^^ Well I'm an idiot. I read that as Civil War--not Rev War. Haven't had my coffee yet.

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    1. Coffee cures all ills - I'm drinking mine right now!

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  6. Here are a few more pics. Including a relative of mine.
    https://petapixel.com/2015/04/20/the-revolutionary-war-veterans-who-lived-long-enough-to-have-their-pictures-taken/

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  7. Those six would have to be Centenarians. From the Paris treaty (1783) to 1864 is 81 years. Add 15 - 20 years and you are well into that mark. Not saying its impossible, Franklin lived to 84, just born at the right age, enlisted at 14-16, had long lived genetics and lived a solemn life.

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