The Soldier By Joseph Plumb Martin Chapter Summary

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This novel is written and told by Joseph Plumb Martin himself. In these first hand accounts, he tells of the obstacles him and the numerous other soldiers faced during the
American Revolutionary War. Along with speaking of the hardships faced, Martin also provides background of not only his life, but what the country was like during this time. Martin speaks of in the year 1774, he didn’t want to have any ties to the war, he felt that he’d be safer at home.
(Martin, 96) When it comes to the weather that was faced, the men experienced all seasons Cesarino 2

every year the war was taking place. There were harsh winters and brutal summers; and back in those days, there wasn’t much to keep people warm, or cool. Martin …show more content…

Martin also says that with the combination of freezing winters and scorching summers and the terror these men witnessed, the
American Revolution took a huge toll on the soldiers’ bodies. (Martin, 2039) This is an excellent source to recall upon Joseph Plumb Martin’s experiences during this turning point in our country and what it was like to fight for us to even start this country on the terms that we have it under now. We wouldn’t have our freedom today if it wasn’t for these men who risked their lives against the British Monarchy.

Lynch, Scott. "Joseph Plumb Martin - The Revolutions' Historian." Young Heroes of the American Revolution, 2011.

This book is a short biography on Joseph Plumb Martin, which tells about his life before, during, and after the American Revolution. The author writes how at only the age of sixteen,
Martin joined the Continental Army, and that one of the reasons he kept a journal of his time during the war was the hope that he’d be able to share it with his future family. (Lynch, 9) Lynch also describes what the conditions were like for these soldiers while this war was waging. He states that barely anyone had shoes to wear, disease was everywhere, and there …show more content…

The article mentions when Martin got married to his wife Lucy Clewly, who was only eighteen at the time of their marriage, and that they had their first-born son that same year. (Brooks 1) The article also talks about Martin’s life after the war when he was working on his narrative and how he was recognized for the publication of his book. There’s mention of how Martin and his wife had a total of ten children and not all of them survived to adulthood. (Brooks 1) The article ends with stating that Martin died at the age of ninety-six years old on May 2nd, 1850, and that it is still unknown how Martin was truly able to write and finish his book, and some believe that he had some form of assistance. (Brooks 1) This article is a great secondary source on Martin because it is told by the people of today’s new world. It gives us the chance

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