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Prince Whipple (1750-1796) was an African-American slave and later freedman who accompanied his former owner, General William Whipple of the New Hampshire militia, during the American Revolutionary War.==…

Mammy Kate was a house slave who belonged to future Governor Stephen Heard (1740–1815) of Georgia. She lived in what was then Wilkes County, Georgia, now Elbert County,…

Oscar Marion was an American slave and Revolutionary War militiaman.Oscar Marion was the servant of General Francis Marion (1732–1795), the legendary “Swamp Fox.” In December 2006, Oscar Marion…

Cato Mead (ca. 1761–1846; also spelled “Meed”) is the only known black Revolutionary War veteran buried west of the Mississippi River. He is buried in or near Montrose,…

Salem Poor (1747–1802) was an African-American slave who purchased his freedom, became a soldier, and rose to fame as a war hero during the American Revolutionary War.==Early life==Poor…

Peter Salem (circa 1750–August 16, 1816) was an African American who served as a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. He was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, a slave…

Saul Matthews spied for the Continental Army, during American Revolutionary War. He spied on the British, obtaining valuable information for the revolution. As a result of this, he…