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Daniel Waldo Photograph Revolutionary War Vet & Chaplain for the House of Representatives at the age of 93 One of the Last Surviving Participating Soldiers

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c. 1860s Civil War era, Original Sepia Tone Photograph of DANIEL WALDO on a Custom Presentation Page, Choice Extremely Fine.

Portrait Photograph is of Daniel Waldo, a historic Colonial, Revolutionary War veteran, Prisoner of War, Chaplain to the House of Representatives, and he lived to see 101 years of age! He was one of the last surviving participating soldiers of the American Revolutionary War. Measuring 7 5/8” x 5 1/4” on a printed patriotic Presentation Display page which includes an American Heraldic Federal Eagle above with military accouterments, and “DANIEL WALDO” below the attached image printed in gold. The photograph itself measures 3 3/16” x 2 1/16” and is near mint having no rips or tears. Born in 1762, in 1855 he became the official Chaplain for the House of Representatives at 93 years age! He lived to see the majority of the American Civil War, but didn’t live to see its conclusion. Waldo died in 1864, very soon after this photograph was taken. Accompanied by a Xerox biography of Waldo.


Born in 1762 in Windham, Ct. the 9th of 13 children to Zaccheus & Tabitha Waldo. He was drafted at age 16 to serve for a month at New London, CT and then enlisted into the Continental Army to serve for a further 8 months for Connecticut.

In March of 1779 he was captured by surprise by some Tories at Horseneck (made famous by General Putnam's escape). He was made prisoner at the "Sugar-House" in New York for about 2 months. When released he went back to work on his farm.

Waldo entered Yale University and graduated with honors in 1788 before devoting his life to preaching. In 1855 he became Chaplain of the House of Representatives in Connecticut at the age of 93! He died in 1864 at the age of 101. He lived to see the majority of the American Civil War but didn’t see its conclusion as Waldo died in 1864, very soon after this photograph was taken.

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