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A Kind of Revolution The American victory over the British army was made possible by the existence of an already- armed people. Just about every white male had a gun, and could shoot. The Revolutionary leadership distrusted the mobs of poor.
But they knew the Revolution had no appeal to slaves and Indians.
They would have to woo the armed white population. This was not easy. Yes, mechanics and sailors, some others, were incensed against the British. But general enthusiasm for the war was not strong. While much of the white male population went into military service at one time or another during the war, only a small fraction stayed.
John Shy, in his study of the Revolutionary army A People Numerous and Armedsays they "grew weary of being bullied by local committees of safety, by corrupt deputy assistant commissaries of supply, and by bands of ragged strangers with guns in their hands calling themselves soldiers of the Revolution.
John Adams had estimated a third opposed, a third in support, a third neutral.
Alexander Hamilton, an aide of George Washington and an up-and-coming member of the new elite, wrote from his headquarters: They are determined not to be free. If we are saved, France and Spain must save us.
South Carolina, insecure since the slave uprising in Stono incould hardly fight against the British; her militia had to be used to keep slaves under control.
The men who first joined the colonial militia were generally "hallmarks of respectability or at least of full citizenship" in their communities, Shy says. Excluded from the militia were friendly Indians, free Negroes, white servants, and free white men who had no stable home.
But desperation led to the recruiting of the less respectable whites. Massachusetts and Virginia provided for drafting "strollers" vagrants into the militia.
In fact, the military became a place of promise for the poor, who might rise in rank, acquire some money, change their social status. Here was the traditional device by which those in charge of any social order mobilize and discipline a recalcitrant population-offering the adventure and rewards of military service to get poor people to fight for a cause they may not see clearly as their own.
A wounded American lieutenant at Bunker Hill, interviewed by Peter Oliver, a Tory who admittedly might have been looking for such a responsetold how he had joined the rebel forces: When this Rebellion came on, I saw some of my Neighbors got into Commission, who were no better than myself.
T was asked to enlist, as a private Soldier I offered to enlist upon having a Lieutenants Commission; which was granted.
I imagined my self now in a way of Promotion: John Shy investigated the subsequent experience of that Bunker Hill lieutenant.
He was William Scott, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, and after a year as prisoner of the British he escaped, made his way back to the American army, fought in battles in New York, was captured again by the British, and escaped again by swimming the Hudson River one night with his sword tied around his neck and his watch pinned to his hat.
He returned to New Hampshire, recruited a company of his own, including his two eldest sons, and fought in various battles, until his health gave way.
He watched his eldest son die of camp fever after six years of service. He had sold his farm in Peterborough for a note that, with inflation, became worthless. After the war, he came to public attention when he rescued eight people from drowning after their boat turned over in New York harbor.
He then got a job surveying western lands with the army, but caught a fever and died in Scott was one of many Revolutionary fighters, usually of lower military ranks, from poor and obscure backgrounds. Shy's study of the Peterborough contingent shows that the prominent and substantial citizens of the town had served only briefly in the war.
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