The Original Sons of Liberty: Images of American Revolution Veterans

By the time the camera became commonplace enough to be photographed, most of the Revolution fighters had passed away. The gentlemen in these photographs are elderly, but when they fought the British, they were very young – at most 16 years old. They represented the last Americans who had actually helped to win our independence.

The faces of Lemuel Cook and Daniel Waldo are particularly interesting, because of how sharp they still look. (Lemuel Cook was said to be 105 years old in the photograph.) Their faces are certainly worth studying, but who knows what these grand old gents did or didn’t recall when these images were captured?

A second image of Samuel Downing

Lemuel Cook, the longest-lived veteran

Daniel Waldo

Daniel Spencer. I understand there is some debate as to whether Mr. Spencer was a Revolutionary veteran.

Alexander Milliner

Captain George Fishley

Adam Link

William Hutchings

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2 thoughts on “The Original Sons of Liberty: Images of American Revolution Veterans

  1. Thanks for posting these photos of Revolutionary War Veterans. I found this site when I searched for photos of this war. The idea occurred to me to search when I found a photo of my 3rd Great Grandfather who fought in the War of 1812, and was born in 1770.

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