Stunning Early Images of Revolutionary War HerosSubmitted by goldenequity on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 11:55
Exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-1783 lived
until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s.
Witnessed the British surrender at Yorktown, the event that guaranteed American independence.
Of the event, he said, 'Washington ordered that there should be no laughing at the British; said it was bad enough to surrender without being insulted.
'The army came out with guns clubbed on their backs. They were paraded on a great smooth lot, and there they stacked their arms.'