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THE LAST MEN OF THE REVOLUTION

A Photograph of each from Life
TOGETHER WITH VIEWS OF THEIR HOMES PRINTED IN COLORS.
Accompanied by brief Biographical Sketches of the Men

REV. E. B. HILLARD

Published by N. A. & R. A. MOORE
ENTERED ACCORDING To ACT OF CONGRESS IN THE YEAR 1864, BY N. A, & R. A. MOORE,
IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF CONNECTICUT.
H. S. GRIFFITHS, PRINTER, HARTFORD, CONN.


Introduction

 
Samuel Downing



Daniel Waldo

 
Lemuel Cook

 
Alexander Milliner

 
William Hutchings

 
Adam Link

Conclusion


Webmaster's note:

Many people mistakenly think the photographs in Reverend Hillard's book comprise the entirety of photos of Revolutionary War veterans. But amazingly, they still turn up occasionally. In recent years, a circa 1850 daguerrotype of New Hampshire Captain George Fishley was discovered, and can be seen at:

Fishley photo page

Joe Bauman, a retired reporter for the Deseret Morning News in Salt Lake City, owns a daguerreotype of Daniel Spencer, who, like Lemuel Cook, was a member of Sheldon's Light Dragoons. He is writing a book about the Revolutionary War servicemen whose daguerreotypes he owns -- he has six definitely, and one other whose ID is not as well established. The Spencer daguerrotype, and the veteran's story, is at:

Daniel Spencer page

For a TV news video report on Joe Bauman and his collection (and book) see:

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=4767728

It is not known whether the good reverend Hillard ever knew that the last veteran of the Revolution was none of the men in his book. To find out who it was to whom history bestowed that honor, go to:

Daniel Frederick Bakeman memorial page

Another photo of a RevWar veteran that was provided to us after we built this webpage can be found at:

Enoch Leathers

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