Many Shakers fought in the Revolutionary War. Research for this article has yielded the names of more than one hundred individuals (see Appendix 1). There are surely more to be discovered. Future Shakers were present from the first battles of the war through to the last. Autobiographical narratives given later in life as evidence for pension applications, as well as stories passed down by communities, allow for the reconstruction of the Revolutionary War service of many Shaker veterans.
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