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Mammy Kate – African Americans in the Revolution

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 – African Americans in the Revolution

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 – African Americans in the Revolution

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,…

Thomas Peters – African Americans in the Revolution

Thomas Peters (also known as Thomas Potters) (June 25, 1738 in Nigeria – 1792 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) was one of the Black Loyalists Founding Fathers of Sierra…

Richard Pierpoint – African Americans in the Revolution

Richard Pierpoint (Bundul c. 1744 – Canada c. 1837), also known as Black Dick and Captain Dick, was born about 1744 in Bundu in what is now Senegal.…

Dick Pointer – African Americans in the Revolution

Dick Pointer (before 1778 – 1827) was an American frontier hero and an African slave. He is best known for his bravery in the defence of Fort Donnally,…

Salem Poor – African Americans in the Revolution

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 – African Americans in the Revolution

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 – African Americans in the Revolution

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…

Jack Sisson – African Americans in the Revolution

Jack Sisson was an African-American who served in the First Rhode Island Regiment during the American Revolutionary War. Sisson was one of the key figures in the July…