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Faces of the American revolution: Amazing early photographs which document some of the heroes of the War for Independence in their later years

Images of Americans who fought in the Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-1783 lived until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s. These early photographs – known as daguerreotypes – are exceptionally rare camera-original, fully-identified photographs of veterans of the War for Independence.

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64th Regiment Of Foot at Eutaw Springs 1777.This is not representative of the uniform of most British regiments at that time. By 1777 most regiments had stopped wearing breeches and gaiters and favoured overalls, also most regiments had cut the tails of their jackets down by this time. It was only newly arrived regiments who wore standard regulation uniform.

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Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland. Great Grandfather Francis Brodie 2nd Battalion Black Watch was stationed here in the 1890's prior to going to South Africa to fight in Boer War.

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from BBC News

Why the Indian soldiers of WW1 were forgotten

During a march past of Indian troops, a woman pins flowers on to the tunic of one of the soldiers.

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from Mail Online

Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life

War heroes: General Robert E. Lee was anti-slavery but a commander-in-chief of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia

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George III - Inherited the throne from his grandfather George II. The son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. He reigned from 1760 to 1820, although his son ruled as his regent during his lapses into madness. He was well-loved by the people. During his reign, Britain lost the American War of Independence.

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