The U.S. Government counts only eighteen veterans remaining from the Revolutionary War
The War Department reported that, as of June 30, 1863, only eighteen veterans of the Revolutionary War remained on its rolls. Of these, only ten had applied for stipends for the coming year. Revolutionary War widows numbered 1, 573. (By John Osborne)
Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1863, Volume III (New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1869), 30.