I found this obituary for Linus Lounsbury, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War, by searching in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives.
He died on 15 July 1836.
He was a pensioner.
He was in the Siege of Fort Johns in Newfoundland, Canada – 17 September 1775 to 3 November 1775, and was in the Battle of White Plains on 28 October 1776.
Here is the confirmation of his death, as reported in the 1838 Pensioners List on the page showing deaths of Connecticut pensioners.
Continuing my newspaper search on Linus, I found this notice from 1817 reporting that there was a letter for Linus at the post office.
It would be great if we had that old letter.
Re-reading his obituary, I like that last line about his character:
He truly possessed the spirit of ’76 as long as he lived.
It makes me think of the George M. Cohan chorus from “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” as found on Wikipedia:
I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy,
A Yankee Doodle, do or die;
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam,
Born on the Fourth of July.
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