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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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My Father Caused Me to Enlist

My Father Caused Me to Enlist

(p.76) Chapter Three My Father Caused Me to Enlist
Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Caroline Cox

University of North Carolina Press

John Jenks’s story—a drummer of the Connecticut line. He was ten, and a child of a broken family. There is much here on the lives of eighteenth-century boys, their relations to parents and other family members, sicknesses, binding-out, apprenticeships, charity schools, punishments. There is also discussion of a slave soldier, Peter Books Nelson.

Keywords:   binding-out, punishments, whipping, slave

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