10 Revolutionary War Facts Even American History Buffs Don't Know

Conspiracy plots, soldiers in disguise, and Broadway excursions filled the days of Revolutionary troops.

battle of lexington and concord revolutionary war
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1. There was a secret plan to kill George Washington.

2. Some British soldiers were actors by night.

revolutionary war era theater sketch
  • Actors at the Old John St. Theatre, 1791.

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3. 200 original copies of the Declaration of Independence were made.

signed Declaration of Independence
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4. Some Revolutionary War veterans had their photographs taken.

5. Invisible ink was used to communicate top-secret messages.

6. Deborah Sampson disguised herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War.

Deborah Sampson Revolutionary War soldier
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7. More troops died from disease than battle.

8. Many Revolutionary women were spies.

9. Paul Revere was also a dentist.

10. Minutemen helped win the fight.