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"An Authentic Portrait of the Chief Insurgent" from 1878's "Our First Century" by Richard Miller Devens
|Died|| (aged 78)
|Resting place||Union Cemetery, Scottsburg, New York|
|Occupation||farmer, military officer|
|Known for||American Revolutionary War Captain
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|| Massachusetts militia
|Years of service||1775–1780|
|Unit||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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The Springfield Armory (building pictured is from the 19th century) was the first major target of the rebellion.
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