Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Today is the birthday of the real "Uncle Sam"
Samuel "Uncle Sam" Wilson
He was an Revolutionary War veteran who owned a meatpacking plant in Troy, New York.
He provided beef to the Army of 1812 in barrels stamped "US", indicating that they were "US" property. The soldiers began joking that the initials stood for Uncle Sam referring to Wilson, unwittingly inventing the character.Sept. 13 1766


Country Gal said...

Well Happy Birthday Uncle Sam !
Great piece of history info ! Have a wonderful day !

Becca's Dirt said...

Well I didn't know. Interesting.

Anonymous said...

A very interesting post, Patsy! Hope you are having a good week.

Darla said...

Some trivia here...interesting. A new blog for me..

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Patsy, Thanks for sharing! I have that poster in the museum and one day it scared a child..he said "That spooky guy wants me." :)

Lynda said...

I did not know this information. It very interesting. Thanks!