A narrative of a revolutionary soldier in the book, a narrative of a revolutionary soldier, joseph plumb martin describes his point of view as a soldier in the continental army during the revolutionary war. A narrative of a revolutionary soldier was written by joseph plumb martin and was originally published in 1830 martin's book famously acts as a primary source for events that occurred during the revolutionary war and are told through the eyes of a soldier that participated in it. Overall, a narrative of a revolutionary soldier is a rich source of information providing an overview of military experience during the war joseph plumb martin divided his narrative into eight different campaigns that outlined his time in the service, which lasted from 1776 to 1883. Summary: a narrative of a revolutionary soldier: some adventures, dangers, and sufferings of joseph plumb martin (kindle version) joseph plumb martin's first hand account of the revolutionary war is incredibly revealing the most important aspect of this account is how he does.
His narrative reveals much about american life at the time and is one of the fullest and best accounts of the revolutionary war, presented from a private's point of view the book has been later republished under the names private yankee doodle and memoir of a revolutionary soldier. Joseph plumb martin (1760-1850) served as an enlisted soldier in the american revolutionary war, and published a memoir of his war experiences in 1830 that book, a narrative of a revolutionary soldier, is an amazing document of a pivotal era in united states history. Even beyond their malnutrition, revolutionary soldiers were ill furnished with clothes according to martin, horror stories of the 1777-78 valley for anyone wishing to learn about the people fighting in the american revolution, a narrative of a revolutionary soldier is an excellent place to begin.
Memoir of a revolutionary soldier: the narrative of joseph plumb martin by joseph plumb martin a wide-eyed teenager during most of the revolutionary war, joseph plumb martin left his grandfather's farm in connecticut in 1775 and spent much of the next eight years with the continental army, crisscrossing the mid-atlantic states and returning. The life of a common soldier fighting on behalf of colonial independence during the american revolution was a difficult one recruiters for the continental army targeted young and less wealthy men. The american revolution a decade ago fleming was elected a fellow of the society of american historians a decade ago fleming was elected a fellow of the society of american historians he writes frequently for american heritage magazine and is contributing editor of the quarterly journal of military history.
The book, a narrative of a revolutionary soldier, follows the seven year span of joseph plumb martin's life as a revolutionary soldier and his accounts of his life during that time the british soldiers were well trained and use to the life of roaming a country and living in harsh conditions. Joseph plumb martin joining the continental army as a teenager, joseph plumb martin spent the next eight years fighting in the revolutionary war as an enlisted man his memoirs tell in detail his experiences during that timethe bitter cold, hunger, loss of life, long marches, and fear of battle. A narrative of some of the adventures, dangers, and sufferings of a revolutionary soldier was written when martin was seventy years old he described in detail the daily hardships of a common soldier—the fear, pain, and deaths of comrades in battle.
Involving in the revolutionary war brought a sense of heroism to the soldiers and it was due to this that i initially thought that i would be coming this was regardless of the fact that food was almost a forgotten thing for a soldier in a war we actually had to walk in the neighboring communities and. Memoir of a revolutionary soldier: the narrative of joseph plumb martin a wide-eyed teenager during most of the revolutionary war, joseph plumb martin left his grandfather's farm in connecticut in 1775 and spent much of the next eight years with the continental army, crisscrossing the mid-atlantic states and returning north after the british surrender at yorktown. A narrative of a revolutionary soldier by joseph plumb martin tells the trials and tribulations of a private soldier during the united states war for independence one thing that occurred to me while i was reading this narrative is that wars and soldiers differ little through the centuries. Revolutionary soldier during joseph martin journey in the revolution war he found himself not agreeing with many of the things the other soldiers were used to doing [ 1 ] martin, joesph p a narrative of a revolutionary soldier usa: first signet classics printing, 2001.
A narrative of a revolutionary soldier by joseph plumb martin 1 edition first published in 2001 subjects: in library, protected daisy, soldiers, personal narratives, biography, history places: united states people: joseph plumb martin (1760-1850) times: revolution, 1775-1783. A narrative of a revolutionary soldier by joseph plumb martin report this page in this first-hand account of the revolutionary war, joseph plumb martin narrates his true adventures as an eighteen-year-old private in the continental army -- and gives a rare glimpse of the earthy beginnings of our nation's history. The declaration of independence is barely a year old -- and a motley band of farmers and city folk, beggars and gentlemen, makes up the army of a newborn country. Librivox recording of a narrative of a revolutionary soldier: some of the adventures, dangers, and sufferings of joseph plumb martin, by joseph plumb martin read by barry eads joining the continental army as a teenager.