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Reflections of rebellion : hours with the living men and women of the Revolution /

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  • ISBN: 9781596290303
  • ISBN: 1596290307
  • Physical Description: print
    158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Second printing.
  • Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : History Press, 2007.

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General Note: Originally published as: Hours with the living men and women of the Revolution. 1889.
Bibliography, etc. Note: "Other books by Benson J. Lossing": pages 153-158.
Formatted Contents Note: The fifer at Lexington -- Independence and the great seal -- The fair courier -- A lady of three manors -- Montcalm's errand-boy -- The patriotic widow of the Congaree -- The cicerone at Ticonderoga -- The child captive of Wyoming -- The last of Sumter's men -- Flora Macdonald -- The last survivor of Washington's life guard -- "Mother Bailey," and two wars for independence -- Headquarters at Morristown -- The last surviving belle of the Revolution -- Doctor Franklin's errand-boy -- Washington's last surviving bondwoman -- Twin sisters of Croton -- A surgeon of the continental army -- The rescued baby -- The spy of neutral ground -- An artist's reminiscences-the last battle of the Revolution.
Subject: United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Biography
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Personal narratives
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Anecdotes

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Reflections of Rebellion : Hours with the Living Men and Women of the Revolution
Reflections of Rebellion : Hours with the Living Men and Women of the Revolution
by Scoggins, Michael C. (Introduction by); Lossing, Benson John
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Reflections of Rebellion : Hours with the Living Men and Women of the Revolution


On a pleasant morning in June of 1848, writer and historian Benson J. Lossing was traveling by carriage between the towns of Greenwich and Stamford, Connecticut. Along the path, Lossing happened upon an elderly veteran of the Revolutionary War. Although quite old, the man was thoughtful and pleasant, and he spent the afternoon regaling Lossing with tales of his experiences in the war. The veteran turned out to be General Ebenezer Mead, a former soldier of both the Connecticut militia and the Continental army. For Lossing, the experience was profound. He realized at once that very few men and women who had lived through the days of the Revolution were still alive, and that soon, if he did not act, their stirring stories would be lost. His mind was made up, his mission clear: "I felt an irrepressible desire to seek and find such mementos of the great conflict for freedom and independence, wherever they might exist, and to snatch their lineaments from the grasp of Decay before it should be too late." Before reaching Stamford, Lossing commenced drawing plans for an epic pilgrimage across the United States to seek out and interview these few surviving Americans who had born witness to the start of our great nation. These are the fruits of his labor. First published in 1889, this intriguing volume preserves for the ages the stories of a wide variety of Americans who lived through these tumultuous times. Included is the story of Rebecca Motte, a heroine from South Carolina who helped Francis Marion's soldiers set her own house ablaze to drive out British troops. Also present is the account of Uzal Knapp, the last remaining veteran of General George Washington's Life Guards. Lossing goes to great lengths to capture the tales of Americans from many walks of life, including that of Eleanor, one of Washington's many slaves, and Frances Slocum, who was abducted and raised by a tribe of Delaware Indians. This fascinating collection, with a new, insightful introduction by Michael C. Scoggins, is a triumph of preservation and a treasure for history-conscious
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