The Adventures of a Revolutionary Soldier by Joseph Plumb Martin

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The Adventures of a Revolutionary Soldier is the recollections of Joseph Plumb Martin (1760-1850), who in June 1776 enlisted in the Continental Army to fight the English during the American War for Independence when he was only 15 years old. He endured the battles of New York, White Plains, Kipp’s Bay, Redbank, Valley Forge, the siege of Yorktown, and the surrender of Cornwallis.  

This narrative, written when Martin was 70, recounts the hunger, cold, the loss of life, and the fear of battle that accompanied the author and his fellows in their struggle across the mid-Atlantic states. This book is the most thorough description of the Revolutionary War by an enlisted man and serves as excellent first-hand source material for the American Revolution.