African Americans Serving in the Revolutionary War


Click on the picture to see the first casualty of the Revolutionary War.

April 1775 Lexington and Concord

June 1775 Bunker Hill

July 9, 1775 George Washington issues a command prohibiting further enlistment.

November 12, 1775 Lord Dunmore offers freedom to escaped slaves willing to enlist in the British Army.

December 30, 1775 George Washington eases the ban.

Between 4,000 and 6,000 African Americans serve in the Revolutionary Army—mostly in integrated units.

CLICK HERE, OR ON THE PICTURE TO SEE A PICTURE OF CRISPUS ATTUCKS, THE FIRST CASUALTY OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.






A research grant to study slavery and the Underground Railroad in Kentucky  inspired, "A Promise Moon." I alluded to, or drew inspiration from my findings as I wrote my latest novel which is set during the Civil War.

RESEARCH FINDINGS

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