We Value Your Privacy

This site uses cookies to improve user experience. By continuing to browse, you accept the use of cookies and other technologies.


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
  • camera-icon
  • Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

1. There was a secret plan to kill George Washington.

2. Some British soldiers were actors by night.

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

    Photo Credit: NYPL Digital Collections

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

signed Declaration of Independence
  • camera-icon
  • Photo Credit: National Archives

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
  • camera-icon
  • Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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.