Narrative Of A Revolutionary Soldier Summary

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A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier, Some of the Adventures, Dangers, Sufferings by Joseph Plumb Martin, is a collection of tales starting from when he was just a young boy at the age of seven and quickly goes through his childhood on the farm with his grandparents on his mother's side. Mr. Martin describes his memories from a much later stage in his life at the age of 70 in the year 1830. This is the tales of the crippling weather conditions, terrible living conditions and war stories told by a young enlisted soldier during the war. Mr. Martin was born to a preacher and his wife in 1760 in western Massachusetts. The story begins when he was just a young boy who was sent to live with his grandparents on a farm. In the few years before the…show more content…
Mr. Martin had a wife and five children and he published this book at the age of 70 in 1830. While I think that many of small details of this book was embellished for effect, like the tale of the sniper shot from a half a mile away with a non-accurate firearm, there is no doubt that Joseph Martin went through some very trying times; enduring starvation, disease, and poor living conditions to help make this country the beacon of freedom that it is today. He passed away at the age of 80 years old and this is the most graphic and vivid account first person account of a regular foot soldier in the American Revolution. So in conclusion, Joseph Plumb Martin was one of the young men that help shape this country during its infancy even if it was only a small part, he was first and foremost a volunteer soldier at a very young age and stuck it out though all of the hardships of war in the 18th century. The American Revolution was a war fought over taxation without representation, for this reason the thirteen original colonies went to war with Great Britain, and this time became known as “the times that try men’s
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