Skip to comments.The original black American patriots
Posted on 07/06/2020 8:31:53 AM PDT by rktman
The small force of American soldiers who marched south with Washington 239 years ago had very few veterans left from the armies of 1775 to 1780. These original Continentals had served their terms of enlistment and had returned to their farms and families. Washington took anyone who would serve, and hundreds of free blacks joined the cause, eager for gainful employment. Of the 2500-strong force who arrived with Washington at Yorktown, as many as 20% were free blacks. They had an inherent genetic advantage over the Europeans. Because their ancestors came from sub-Saharan Africa, they were naturally resistant to malaria, and were strong, healthy men, fully capable of discharging their duties.
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Free blacks owned black slaves.
Along with indians.
Butt, butt, butt.................... :-)
According to one of the movies on the Revolutionary War, Washington issued an order that any slave who served 2 years or more in the Continental Army was free.
another important era of history is post civil war...the freedmen were incredibly hard working especially in the push west, but also in the cattle drives from Texas to St. Louis/Chicago/Montana, etc.
Some historians say about 20% of the cattle drives were freedmen
“Along with indians.”
They killed and captured white settlers to use as slaves. Where’s my reparations?
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