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Samuel Whittemore

Kept in mind as the oldest soldier to find out combat through the American Revolutionary Battle, he was nearly eighty years of age when he ambushed English troops throughout their 1775 march from battlefields in Lexington and Concord to Boston, Massachusetts. As an associate of the 3rd Massachusetts Regiment, he fought through the 1740s in the turmoil known as Ruler George’s Battle. Though he was shot multiple instances by the English, he survived and resided for nearly 2 decades even more, dying almost a year before what could have been his ninety-seventh birthday. The boy of Hannah Rix and Samuel Whittemore, he grew up in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Whittemore and Isaac Davis (almost five years Whittemore’s junior) had been both Massachusetts-born Groundbreaking Battle soldiers.

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