Who first penned the phrase 'Uncle Sam'?

  1. itsameanoldscene profile image60
    itsameanoldsceneposted 6 years ago

    Who first penned the phrase 'Uncle Sam'?


  2. JerryTillotson profile image60
    JerryTillotsonposted 6 years ago

    A long time ago, at a waterfront loading dock in some port city, a young boy was watching longshoreman unload heavy sacks of something with the initials U.S. on them.  The boy asked the workers what U.S. stood for, and one of the workers told him Uncle Sam.  At least that's what I've been told.