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Samuel Whittemore, The Original American Die-Hard

In 1775, 78-year-old Samuel Whittemore took his musket and dueling pistols down to the road that passed his farm near Lexington, Massachusetts. What he did on that day made him a living legend of the Revolution. Watch

11 Comments on Samuel Whittemore, The Original American Die-Hard

  1. If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now,
    It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.
    Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
    There’s still time to change the road you’re on.
    And it makes me wonder…

  2. There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
    ‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
    In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings
    Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven
    Ooh, it makes me wonder
    Ooh, it makes me wonder

    If only Proglasites had a modicum of self awareness!


  3. According to my family’s records on my mother’s side one of the militia men was a 19-20 yr. old young man who was an ancestor of mine who fought at the battle of Lexington. I come from a long line of what used to be called WASP’s who settled in Massachusetts in the late 1630’s. We also had ancestors who fought in the Civil War on both sides from Minnesota and Texas.

  4. @BFH and others keep the historical reminders coming.

    We need to be…REMINDED.

    This was a MAN who knew when his Liberty was being comprised and he fought TOO effing hard to give it up.

    Major salute Sir. I shall visit your grave with respect.


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