George Fruits (January 2, 1779 (claimed 1762) – August 6, 1876) claimed to be the last known surviving soldier of the American Revolutionary War. Subsequent research indicates that he was possibly confused somewhat with the identity of his father. The George Fruits of this article was born in Baltimore, Maryland; his parents were George and Margaret Fruits, young immigrants from Germany. His father was known as "Flag Bearer George" during the Revolutionary War and purportedly fought in numerous important battles. Some of the exploits attributed to Fruits may have been performed by his father.

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  • George Fruits (January 2, 1779 (claimed 1762) – August 6, 1876) claimed to be the last known surviving soldier of the American Revolutionary War. Subsequent research indicates that he was possibly confused somewhat with the identity of his father. The George Fruits of this article was born in Baltimore, Maryland; his parents were George and Margaret Fruits, young immigrants from Germany. His father was known as "Flag Bearer George" during the Revolutionary War and purportedly fought in numerous important battles. Some of the exploits attributed to Fruits may have been performed by his father. In 1865 the US government paid out the last claim for the American Revolutionary War. Fruits, however, did not apply for a war pension. He died at the attributed age of 114 years, 7 months, and 4 days. He is buried in Bunker Hill Cemetery, two miles east of Alamo, Indiana. Commencing with the 1979 edition, the Guinness Book of World Records said "new research released by A. Ross Eckler, Jr. in 1978 has shown him to be 17 years younger than the age shown on his gravestone." There is some controversy over the identity of the last surviving veteran of the Revolutionary War. It is possible that Fruits is the son of a Revolutionary War veteran named George Fruits and that the last surviving veteran is Daniel F. Bakeman (as listed by Department of Veterans Affairs). (en)
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  • George Fruits (January 2, 1779 (claimed 1762) – August 6, 1876) claimed to be the last known surviving soldier of the American Revolutionary War. Subsequent research indicates that he was possibly confused somewhat with the identity of his father. The George Fruits of this article was born in Baltimore, Maryland; his parents were George and Margaret Fruits, young immigrants from Germany. His father was known as "Flag Bearer George" during the Revolutionary War and purportedly fought in numerous important battles. Some of the exploits attributed to Fruits may have been performed by his father. (en)
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