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19063 Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Waldo CDV  Waldo was born Sept.
10, 1762, in Windham, Conn. At 16 he was drafted as a soldier for a month in
New London. Then he enlisted for another eight months. While stationed in
Greenwich, Conn., the British took him prisoner in March 1779.They took him
to New York City and confined him for two months in a Sugar House used as a
prison.
Waldo won his release after two months and returned home. Then he decided to
study for the ministry and entered Yale. At the age of 96, the U.S. House of
Representatives voted him as their chaplain. He died July 30, 1864. CDV
caption below reads ‘Daniel Waldo, Aged 102, ONE OF THE SURVIVORS OF
THE REVOLUTION. Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1864,
by N.A. & R. A. Moore, of Hartford, in the clerk’s office of the district court of
Connecticut.”
Photo shows Waldo seated and holding his cane. Backstamp reads, “N.A. & R.
A. Moore / Photographers Corner East of the Allyn House.” Text at bottom
also reads “Additional Copies from the plate from which this picture is taken
can be had if desired.”  $500