Shared Photo: War OF THE REVOLUTION

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Can someone tell me what I found?  Concerning Smith-145026

I wanted to share this family photo of Henry Smith with the community. Location: Newburyport, Massachusetts . Date: 24 Dec 1776.
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in Photos by Susie Brown G2G6 (7.7k points)
Thank you
Hi Susie, the photo does not show on your question or on the profile of Henry Smith.
Hi David, I found it by clicking on the PDF link (image details)
Somebody being a pirate! Looks like the British caught him probably during the revolution attacking British ships

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looks like he was a pirate and was caught and put in the brig (jail)
by Navarro Mariott G2G6 Pilot (147k points)
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Thank you Susie for sharing this document with us.Most interesting, It shows that Henry was detained in 1776 aboard the vessel U.S. Brig. Dalton and was taken to Old Mill Prison, England and committed in 1777.

It does not show what the charges brought against him were or for how long he was imprisoned. Perhaps further research would reveal more detail in this regard. An awesome find indeed.
by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (345k points)
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I agree with Shaun: this is an awesome find. Thanks for sharing it with us.

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
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There's a big problem with this. The Henry Smith that this is attached to was born no earlier than 1796 in Georgia. It wouldhave been physically impossible for him to be involved in the Revolutionary War in any way. Sorry...
by Alan Pendleton G2G6 Mach 1 (17.1k points)

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