The 19th century meatpacker Samuel Wilson inspired what well-known image we see to this day?

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  • Uncle Sam correct

    Samuel Wilson (1766-1854) was a meatpacker in Troy, New York, known for supplying provisions to soldiers during the War of 1812. Notorious for stamping his meat barrels with "U.S.," this developed into the nickname "Uncle Sam" being circulated by the troops. Source:

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