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Rebecca and Abigail Bates of Scituate, Massachusetts, or, sometimes called American Lighthouse Army of Two, were lighthouse keeper Simeon Bates' daughters. In September, 1814, Bates was away from the Old Scituate Light station with most of his family when the British landed a warship, the La Hogue, near the harbor with the intent of sending a raiding party into the town. Soon the ship launched two long boats filled with soldiers. Rebecca and Abigail, then aged 21 and 17, left alone with their mother at the station, realized that there was no time to warn citizens of the impending attack. Seizing a fife and drum that had been left behind at the station, they began to play. The soldiers, assuming that the sound signaled the approach of the town militia, retreated hastily. Autograph Doument Signed “Abbie the Drummer one of the American army of two in the war of 1812. age 81 Miss Abbie Bates.” Fine condition...plus; Autograph Document Signed “Rebeccas W. Bates aged 85 yeras one of the American army of two iin the war of 1812 who with her sister aged 15 years saved two large vessels laden with flour and their crew from imprisonment from being taken by the British with fife and drum
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The American Army of Two Woman - 1814

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Minimum Bid: $350.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $907.50
Estimate: $500 - $750
Auction closed on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

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