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Joseph Plumb Martin was a fifteen-year-old Connecticut farm boy who considered himself “as warm a patriot as the best of them.” He enlisted that July of 1776 and stayed in the revolutionary army until hostilities ended in 1783. Martin fought under Washington, Lafayette, and Steuben. He took part in major battles in New York, Monmouth, and Yorktown. He wintered at Valley Forge. Author Jim Murphy lets Joseph Plumb Martin speak for himself throughout the text, giving voice to a teenager who was an eyewitness to the fight that set America free from the British Empire. Paperback, 112 pages. Grade level 5-7.