About Peter Francisco
isn’t often mentioned in modern history textbooks, yet he stands among famous people of the Revolutionary War and is
considered one of America’s founding fathers. Few know of this Portuguese American’s legendary prowess during
the American Revolution, in which he served three tours of duty, fought in five major battles, and was wounded six times,
twice escaping death. Five monuments stand up and down the East Coast honoring Peter Francisco, the Hercules of the Revolution.
George Washington called Peter Francisco his “One-Man Army” and even had a six-foot broadsword fashioned just
for Peter on account of his giant stature.
Travis Bowman is a 6th generation descendant of Peter Francisco,
and he is of similar stature standing 6’6” tall just like Peter. As an actor he enjoys telling
Peter’s story through dramatic impersonations with a 6’ replica broadsword similar to the one George Washington
had made for Peter. Travis’ family is originally from Virginia where Peter was raised and resided
most of his life. Coincidently, Travis was born the day after Virginia declared March 15th, Peter Francisco