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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

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

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627533.003.0004

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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