Book: The Youngest Patriot (Interesting Characters of the American Revolution) by Gene Ligotticategories: Book, British Occupation, Exciting, True Story, Coming of Age, Battle Scenes, American History
Gene Ligottiabout this book: The Youngest patriot is the first of a trilogy of interesting characters of the American revolution. The is the story of Elijah Churchill who was the first recipient of the Purple Heart medal which was designed and awarded by General George Washington. Elijah was only fourteen years old when he defied his father's orders and ran away to fight for his new young country that had just declared independence from England. leaving home is Setauket Long island, he meets up with Washington's army in Brooklyn heights and engages in the first battle of the American revolution. He actually assists in feeding the men, but soon is dragged into the war. After stealing a uniform from a dead American soldier, he meets Major Benjamin Talmadge and becomes his orderly. This book is highly praised by school teachers because it teaches the history of the American revolution is an easy story form. Elijah becomes of spy for the Culper Spy ring, sails with the Whaleboat warriors, ai9ds in the capture of John Andre and eventually rides with Washington in Triumph into New York City.
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