ALSO ONE DAY BY CHANCE WE FOUND THE MONUMENT TO THE 95TH RIFLES AND THEY ARE MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE MILITARY UNIT SO BASICALLY I GOT ALL INTROSPECTIVE FOR A WHILE AND SAT THERE AND THOUGHT ABOUT HOW AWESOME THEY WERE
This is basically what historians look like when they’re kids. (I’m 15 here - this was in 2004.)
I've been digging around online for "oldest veterans" photos and found some of Grand Armee soldiers and some Americans from the War of Independence but I couldn't find any of British soldiers before Crimea. Have you run across any from earlier?
Yes in fact, I do believe I can be of some help. Below we have;
A Peninsula War veteran and his wife
A 95th Rifles veteran
A certain Duke of Wellington…
And my favourite veteran photo; a Confederate veteran standing in front of a fighter jet in the 1950s. In fairness he may have been a fraud (censuses say he was born in 1860), but none the less, this is a man who was around for smoothbore muskets and cannons, and is now in front of a jet…