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A Revolutionary Veteran Describes His Experience (with text supports)

Massachusetts shoemaker Sylvanus Wood served the Patriot cause in the American Revolution in a variety of ways. He fought as a Minuteman at the battle of Lexington and Concord, served three tours of duty in the Continental army, and made shoes for Continental soldiers. After the Revolution Wood became a farmer, and in 1830 he submitted an application (excerpted below) for a government pension based on his military service.


Source | John C. Dann, ed., The Revolution Remembered: Eyewitness Accounts of the War for Independence (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1980), 6-9.
Creator | Sylvanus Wood
Item Type | Government Document
Cite This document | Sylvanus Wood, “A Revolutionary Veteran Describes His Experience (with text supports),” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed April 20, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/797.

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