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Daniel Shays
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"An Authentic Portrait of the Chief Insurgent" from 1878's "Our First Century" by Richard Miller Devens
Born 1747 (1747)
Died (aged 78)
Resting place Union Cemetery, Scottsburg, New York
Occupation farmer, military officer
Known for American Revolutionary War Captain
Shays' Rebellion
Spouse(s) Abigail Gilbert
Military career
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch New England blank flag.svg Massachusetts militia
Gadsden flag.svg Continental Army
Years of service 1775–1780
Rank Captain
Unit New England blank flag.svg 5th Massachusetts Regiment
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War Shays' Rebellion

Daniel Shays (c. 1747 – September 29, 1825) was an American soldier, revolutionary and farmer famous for being one of the leaders and namesake of Shays' Rebellion, a populist uprising against controversial debt collection and tax policies in Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787.

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