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Captain George Fishley, one of longest surviving American veterans of Revolutionary War, photographed in uniform shortly before death in 1850:

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It's so interesting to see a photo of an American who was once a subject of the British Empire. He remembered what it was like before there were presidents, a declaration of Independence, a Constitution, and etc.
 
Here's an even older Revolutionary War vet, Conrad Heyer of Maine who was born c. 1760 and died in 1856. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm…
 
Here’s a picture of a man in full uniform who fought in the Revolutionary War.
 
All due respect to the generation that fought WW2, I've always thought the Revolutionary Generation was the greatest. They fought the most powerful nation in the world, and made a nation.
 
 
Who was the longest survivor? I am the 4x great grandson of a revolutionary war vet who lived to 1862. Got to vote for Lincoln at 101!
 
 
Isn't there a book of a dozen or so of these guys? I think the story goes that a photographer decided travel the nation to find every Rev War vet left to shoot a photo of.
 
you are a National treasure. Thanks for embracing social media and connecting the depth of the academy with daily life.
 
Enjoy your account on history.✌🏼
 
Oh, the history those eyes took in!
 
I feel like old people really owned their oldness back then. Everyone looked like a Haunted Mansion character.
 
This is pretty amazing. 🇺🇸
 
The last veteran died in 1869
 
Guy looked fantastic and he was what, 80+? Wonder what he ate for breakfast
 
Thank you for your incisive posts, reminding us of our nation’s history, and sometimes shaking up our preexisting views. Yeah, we’re rookies at this nation thing.
 
TY for sharing; for a moment I saw Robin Williams' face: have no idea why but the face has a similarity.
 
 
How amazing to be looking at a photo of a man who fought in the Revolutionary War. Think of the history he lived through. When he read a newspaper, he would read about Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin. He lived through the War of 1812 & the Mexican War. The mind boggles.
 
Always stuns me that there are photographs of people born in the 1700s. Mr. Fishley here was born in 1760, a mere 259 years ago.
 
Wow! He was either very young when he served, very old when he passed - or both.
 
How do you find these photos, Mr. @BeschlossDC? I have seven generations of SAR in my family, I would love to have photos.
 
Wow fascinating! Mahalo for sharing 😁🤙🏼!!
 
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Please show this post again in May on Memorial Day and in November on Veterans Day. It needs to be seen!! So amazing.
 
Tremendous photo. So thankful for heroes like these who fought for freedom and helped establish our nation.
 
 
Hold on... he’s an Old White Guy!
 
Wow, I wonder how many of those crazy hats were still in circulation when this photo was taken!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hat only apparent uniform item. Clothing ca. 1840s civilian clothing.
 
Looked good for his age. Don't know if it's a quirk of the daguerreotype or if he had some dark hair in back.
 
Wonder who designed those revolutionary hats?
 
 
 
Fun fact: he wore that hat continuously since 1776.
 
I appreciate your tweets.
 
I dig his threads. Bet he was as tough as nails. Thank you Michael!
 
What a remarkable photo!
 
 
 
Thank you!! G8 pic. Fought in 1776, photographed in 1850. As a photographer, I gotta LOVE these historical images. THAT is why I became a photographer. To photograph history. In my case, the first gen of punk, a major cultural revolution. We too were political, at the start.
 
 
Michael Beschloss is a national treasure! Love your work and posts. Please don't stop.
 
Imagine a photograph in those early days. Even today, some think it steals the soul.
Seriously.
 
This is very cool when you realize it’s a PHOTOGRAPH of someone who actually fought in the Revolutionary War.
 
One of our nation's first and longest-living pedophiles.
 
 
Amazing!! Think of the history this man lived through. The newspapers he read were filled with news of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin. He fought in the Revolutionary War and he lived thru the War of 1812 & the Mexican War. The mind boggles.
 
 
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