“History lives only in the persons who created it…. As we look upon their faces, as we learn the stories of their lives, it will live again before us, and we shall stand as witnesses of its great actions.”
–Rev. E.B. Hillard, The Last Men of the Revolution, p. 24.
Last Men of the Revolution by Roswell A. Moore, 1864. (Courtesy Library of Congress http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.35341)
The Last Men of the American Revolution were photographed in 1864 by a photographer named Roswell A. Moore. This great photograph comes from the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. The portraits of the six veterans remaining from the Revolutionary War were taken for a book entitled The Last Men Of The Revolution: A Photograph of Each From Life, Together With Views of Their Homes PrintAmazoned in Colors; Accompanied By Brief Biographical Sketches of the Men, by Rev. E.B. Hilliard. William Hutchins, Daniel Waldo, Adam Link, Alexander […]