Collections for the Classroom: Patriotism and Age

4th Annual Florida Council for History Education Conference

August 1, 2020

Between eighty and ninety thousand soldiers served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Yet enlisted men did not receive general recognition for their service and sacrifice until the early nineteenth century, when prosperity coupled with romantic sentiment toward the Revolution fostered an appreciation for common soldiers of the Continental Army. This session explored this story and provided classroom applications using the digital collections of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati including materials from our present exhibit, America’s First Veterans.



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