The red, white, and blue personality set in the United States became the symbol of the nation on September 7, 1813, in history.

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Uncle Sam was influenced by 'Uncle' Sam Wilson, a meatpacker from Troy, New York.

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Uncle Sam Wilson supplied soldiers with rations during the War of 1812

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In 1991, he helped raise money for Gulf War veterans while formally changing his name to Uncle Sam.

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There is significant debate regarding the name's etymology, although most historians agree that Sam Wilson, a New York businessman, is where it originated.

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After the Civil War, Uncle Sam became well-known when Thomas Nast created cartoons of him for major media sources.

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Flagg's Uncle Sam was a man with grey hair, beard, and steely eyes who was donning a top hat with the stars and stripes of the American flag.

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Wilson died in 1854 at the age of 87 and was buried next to his wife at Oakwood Cemetery in New York.

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