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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…

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…

Colonel Tye, also known as Titus Cornelius (c. 1753–1780), was a slave of African descent in New Jersey who achieved notability during the American Revolutionary War by his…