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Nathaniel Ames

Nathaniel Ames | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
Oil portrait of Nathaniel Ames, a former Revolutionary War soldier.
Oil portrait of Nathaniel Ames, a former Revolutionary War soldier.
Image ID:2528
Creation Date: 1859
Creator Name:Brookes, Samuel Marsden
Collection Name:WHS Museum Collection
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:Museum 1942.199
Original Dimensions:28 x 36 inches
"Born in Killingly, Conn. April 25, 1761. At the age of seventeen engaged as a soldier of the Revolution, and continued in service, part of the time under Washington, till the close of 1780, and then in privateering until the peace of 1783. Was for forty-five years a Methodist preacher. Moved to Oregon, Dane county, Wis. in 1844, where he died in 1863, over one hundred and two years of age, and the last Revolutionary soldier in the state." (Reuben Gold Thwaites, Second Triennial Catalogue of the Portrait Gallery of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1892.)
Revolution, 1775-1783

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