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Captain William "Indian Bill" Hardin (1747-1821). Served as a private in the 3rd Virginia Regt of foot, 1778. He served in KY as well as IL. Revolutionary War Veteran, Pioneer, noted Indian fighter and founder of Hardinsburg, KY. According to his military records, he stood 6'4" and weighed 240 pounds.

Cherokee Indian Brave / 1915; Eastern Cherokees near Ashville, N.C.

Uniform Coat worn by Captain Thomas Pinckney (Charleston, SC), son of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of Revolutionary War fame. Served in the St. James Mounted Riflemen which was later incorporated into the 4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry. Captured at Haw’s Shop, VA in May 1864, Pinckney was among the “Immortal 600,” a group of Confederate prisoners held in a crude stockade in front of Federal fortifications on Morris Island to discourage Confederate artillery fire. Charleston Museum.

Revolutionary War period uniform coat, c. 1776. It was reputedly worn by General Thomas Pinckney with the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons. Though the use of silk is rare, officers were responsible for their own uniforms, so there would be nothing to restrain an officer from ordering a silk coat. Charleston Museum

Alexander Gardner 1821-1882, Scottish-born photographer who worked for Matthew Brady and later served as an official photographer for one of the great post-Civil War surveys of the American west.

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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

Pictures of Revolutionary War Soldiers