A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier: Some of the Adventures, Dangers, and Sufferings of Joseph Plumb Martin

Joseph Plumb MARTIN (1760 - 1850)

Joining the Continental Army as a teenager, Joseph Plumb Martin spent the next eight years fighting in the Revolutionary War as an enlisted man. His memoirs tell in detail his experiences during that time...the bitter cold, hunger, loss of life, long marches, and fear of battle. He also includes tales of fishing, hunting, and other activities...including encounters with a "saucy miss". His narrative reveals much about American life at the time and is one of the fullest and best accounts of the Revolutionary War, presented from a private's point of view.

The book has been later republished under the names Private Yankee Doodle and Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier. (Summary by Barry Eads)

This recording was read from a hard copy of the book, no online version being available at the time of the recording.

Genre(s): War & Military, Memoirs, Early Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Preface and Chapter 1, Introductory Barry Eads
00:23:14
Play 02 02 - Chapter 2, Part 1, Campaign of 1776 Barry Eads
00:42:43
Play 03 03 - Chapter 2, Part 2, Campaign of 1776 Barry Eads
00:28:05
Play 04 04 - Chapter 3, Part 1, Campaign of 1777 Barry Eads
00:34:36
Play 05 05 - Chapter 3, Part 2, Campaign of 1777 Barry Eads
00:43:17
Play 06 06 - Chapter 4, Part 1, Campaign of 1778 Barry Eads
00:35:41
Play 07 07 - Chapter 4, Part 2, Campaign of 1778 Barry Eads
00:34:23
Play 08 08 - Chapter 5, Campaign of 1779 Barry Eads
00:33:17
Play 09 09 - Chapter 6, Part 1, Campaign of 1780 Barry Eads
00:35:19
Play 10 10 - Chapter 6, Part 2, Campaign of 1780 Barry Eads
00:30:30
Play 11 11 - Chapter 7, Part 1, Campaign of 1781 Barry Eads
00:31:56
Play 12 12 - Chapter 7, Part 2, Campaign of 1781 Barry Eads
00:32:46
Play 13 13 - Chapter 8, Part 1, Campaign of 1782 Barry Eads
00:18:56
Play 14 14 - Chapter 8, Part 2, Campaign of 1782 Barry Eads
00:22:09
Play 15 15 - Chapter 9, Campaign of 1783 Barry Eads
00:35:00