The Youngest Patriot by Gene Ligotti

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The Youngest Patriot is the story, the first in the trilogy, of the coming of age of a young boy set against the turmoil of the British occupation of Long Island during the American Revolution. Elijah Churchill defies his father and joins the Continental Army at age thirteen. The story culminates with Elijah as the recipent of the first Purple Heart; designed and awarded by General George Washington.

About Gene Ligotti

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Ligotti is a contributing editor for The Guide Magazine, writing about the history of New York State villages and the colorful and romantic Hudson River Valley.
Published September 28, 2000 by Xlibris Corp. 167 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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