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Samuel Whittemore (July 27, 1696 – February 2, 1793) was an American farmer and soldier. He was 78 years of age when he became the oldest known colonial combatant in the American Revolutionary War (1775–83).
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Sam Whittemore was between 78 and 80 when he took part in the fighting on April 19, 1775, shooting one Redcoat with his musket & two with his pistols
Just the age of the most vulnerable of our population right now
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