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Stories of Children of the Revolutinary War

Started by Lycos, February 09, 2024, 11:43:28 PM

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I thought I remembered someone who had stories about children fighting during the Revolutionary War.  Does anyone know of some factual stories that I can share?

I did find a small story about Richard Lord Jones, age 10, and Johnny Tremain is fiction.

Any other stories would be helpful.  Thanks.



Here's my list, there's plenty to look up regarding each to make a 3 minute brief history story to put in your back pocket.

Andrew Jackson, 9 (Future president)
Christopher Seider (Snider), 11
Thomas Young, 12
Austin Dabney, 14*
Deborah Sampson, 15 (aka Robert Shirtliff)
James Armistead, 15
Joseph Plumb Martin, 15
Anna Green Winslow, 16
Peter Salem, 16* (took down Maj Pitcarin at Breed's Hill)
Peggy Shippen, 16
Sybil Ludington, 16 (the female Paul Revere)
Peter Francisco, 16
William Diamond, 16 (drummer at Lexington)
Elizabeth Zane, 16
Emily Geiger, 18
Marquis de Lafayette, 18
Phillis Wheatley, 18
James Monroe, 18 (Future president)
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See the brief note on Isaac Glynney in this article  The endnote provides a source for further reading.