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A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier

A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier by Joseph Plumb Martin
By: (1760-1850)

Joseph Plumb Martin's first-hand account of his experiences as a soldier during the American Revolutionary War provides a unique and captivating perspective on this pivotal moment in history. Martin's writing is compelling and vivid, offering readers a glimpse into the hardships, triumphs, and sacrifices of the men who fought for independence.

Through his detailed descriptions and personal anecdotes, Martin brings to life the harsh realities of war, from the brutal conditions of camp life to the fierce battles on the battlefield. His narrative is both informative and emotional, shedding light on the courage and determination of the soldiers who fought against seemingly insurmountable odds.

What makes Martin's account especially powerful is his unwavering honesty and authenticity. He does not shy away from the ugly truths of war, nor does he embellish his own role in the conflict. Instead, he presents a raw and unfiltered portrayal of the Revolution, allowing readers to truly understand the challenges and sacrifices faced by those who fought for freedom.

Overall, A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier is a compelling and important work that offers valuable insight into the Revolutionary War. Martin's storytelling is engaging and informative, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in American history or the experiences of soldiers during wartime.

Book Description:
Joining the Continental Army as a teenager, Joseph Plumb Martin spent the next eight years fighting in the Revolutionary War as an enlisted man. His memoirs tell in detail his experiences during that time...the bitter cold, hunger, loss of life, long marches, and fear of battle. He also includes tales of fishing, hunting, and other activities...including encounters with a "saucy miss". His narrative reveals much about American life at the time and is one of the fullest and best accounts of the Revolutionary War, presented from a private's point of view.

The book has been later republished under the names Private Yankee Doodle and Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - July 9, 2017
Excelent accounted and well written!

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