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Star Spangled Banner as You’ve Never Heard
Gravestone of the first man killed in the Revolutionary War, Westminster, VT.
It reads: In Memory of William French, Son of Mr. Nathaniel French, Who Was Shot at Westminster, march y 13th, 1775, by the hands of Cruel Ministereal fools of Gerogy 3; in the Corthouse, at a 11 a Clock at Night, in the 22d year of his Age.
Here William French his Body lies. For Murder his Blood for Vengance cries. King Georg the third his Tory crew tha with a brawl his shot threw. For Liberty and his Countrys Good. he Lost his life his Dearest blood. Source: Library of Congress; Detroit Publishing Co.