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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Brave Soldiers of the Past

Re-enactment of Revolutionary War 
The American Revolutionary War was a major "deciding point" in a kettle of politics on two sides of the ocean. Previously, at the Constitutional Convention, a few brave men made a decision for freedom. A glance at these young men (the re-enactors) is a reminder that the sons of our ancestors fought for this freedom.  Many young boys took up the banner as drummers or carried the flag into battle.  Most everyone has a revolutionary war soldier in their ancestry. The only way to really discover these courageous people, is to locate the pension record and read the entire document where the soldier describes his adventure. Remember, the names double every generation.  So, if your grandparents were born in 1900 and you have traced each generation (which doubled), you should have a goodly number of chances of finding someone who served. Finding those who came before us is part of the excitement of genealogy. Once you get into it, it is difficult to stop asking yourself questions. Ah, tis the fate of the researched to be bedazzled for facts and circumstances! Nowadays an excellent resource is Georgia Pioneers 

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