Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier

Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier

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A wide-eyed teenager during most of the Revolutionary War, Joseph Plumb Martin left his grandfather's farm in Connecticut in 1775 and spent much of the next eight years with the Continental Army, crisscrossing the mid-Atlantic states and returning north after the British surrender at Yorktown. His notes, penned when he was seventy, recount in grim detail his harrowing experiences during the conflicta€”the staggering losses in human life, the agony of long marches, constant gnawing hunger, bitter cold, and the fear of battle, as well as a warts-and-all view of military leaders. Balancing these brutal wartime experiences are lively accounts of hunting, fishing, and other diversions--including an occasional encounter with a qsaucy miss.q The fullest existing description of the Revolutionary War by an enlisted man, and a rediscovered gem of American history, Martin's recollections brim with telling anecdotes that reveal a great deal about American life during this era. An invaluable memoir from an ordinary man in extraordinary times, the narrative is qone of the best firsthand accounts of war as seen by a private€”St. Louis (Mo.) Post-DispatchThe Narrative of Joseph Plumb Martin Joseph Plumb Martin ... house-cat wreathing her head one way and the other, and twisting the beef into her face as fast as possible, winking and blinking in the steam and smoke like a toad in a shower.

Title:Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier
Author:Joseph Plumb Martin
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2012-03-13


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