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Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution$
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Caroline Cox

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469627533

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627533.001.0001

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As Well As I Can Recollect

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Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Caroline Cox

University of North Carolina Press

The Introduction uses the experiences of John Piatt, who entered the army with his father early in the Revolution, to explain how and why boys served as soldiers. It reviews in general and with specific terms the recruitment process. It also explains how this history of boys was created from a great variety of documentary sources.

Keywords:   John Piatt, fathers, pension records, bounty(ies), bonus(es)

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