A Soldier's Life

British recruitment poster shows soldiers in uniform, arms and armaments, two soldiers with swords thinking about how they will treat their enemies, and a scene with soldiers appealing to civilians to enlist. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Reproduction of engraving by B. Jones; broadside soliciting recruits for Continental Army. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Illus. in: An impartial history of the war in America, between Great Britain and her colonies, from its commencement to the end of the year 1779 ... London & Carlisle : Printed for R. Faulder, bookseller, [etc.], 1780, v. 1, p. 212.  Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Washington, D.C.
"Under all those disadvantages no men ever show more spirit or prudence than ours. In my opinion nothing but virtue has kept our army together through this campaign." — Colonel John Brooks, letter to a friend, January 5, 1778