Revolutionary War: The Contributions Of The American Revolution

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The American Revolution began in April of 1775 and Shay quickly answered to the call to arms in Lexington and served for 11 days. Soon after he joined the local militia, he served as second lieutenant in a Massachusetts battalion from May to December of 1775. Later in his military career, he came to be ranked captain in the 5th Massachusetts Battalion in January of 1777. During his time serving in the military, he fought in the Battle of Lexington, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Battle of Saratoga. While the war was going on, he was injured in battle and due to that, he resigned from the military in 1780, without any amount of pay. When he returned home, he discovered he was to be brought to court for unpaid debts, which he still could
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