A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy

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Scholastic Incorporated, 1997 - Connecticut - 101 pages
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Joseph Plumb Martin was only 15 in 1776 when he joined the revolutionary army in Milford Massachusetts. He spent the rest of his teen and young adult years marching, working, fighting, foraging and sometimes almost freezing and starving with his fellow patriots until the war ended in 1783. As an older man, he wrote and published his account of his wartime experiences, well known events as Washington and Lafayette and the winter at Valley Forge and the surrender at Yorktown; but also the lesser known facts such as the serious lack of food and clothing that the soldiers had to endure.

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User Review  - meblack19 - LibraryThing

This book, also by Jim Murphy, is the tale of a young boy named Joseph Plumb Martin, who was born in the American colonies and fought in the Revolution as a soldier for most of his teenage life. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bonnie - Goodreads

I'm a big fan of Jim Murphy and was not disappointed. This is the most accessible yet descriptive account of the American Revolutionary War I have read (though not being a history buff, that's not ... Read full review

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