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Strong and Brave Fellows: New Hampshire's Black Soldiers and Sailors of the American Revolution, 1775-1784

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Containing the military service records of more than 200 black soldiers with ties to New Hampshire during the American Revolution, this volume helps provide a better understanding of what it meant to be a black man in New Hampshire during this critical phase of American history. Knoblock (an author and lecturer from Dover, N.H.) covers campaigns and engagements, and details the known information about each soldier's career. The study's appendices include black soldiers who died in the war, black soldiers before ...
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Overview

Containing the military service records of more than 200 black soldiers with ties to New Hampshire during the American Revolution, this volume helps provide a better understanding of what it meant to be a black man in New Hampshire during this critical phase of American history. Knoblock (an author and lecturer from Dover, N.H.) covers campaigns and engagements, and details the known information about each soldier's career. The study's appendices include black soldiers who died in the war, black soldiers before the revolution, breakdown by regiment, and black place names and locales in New Hampshire. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786415489
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/6/2003
  • Pages: 361
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Author and lecturer Glenn A. Knoblock is the author of many works of history. The top military contributor to Harvard/Oxford University Press eight volume African-American National Biography (2008), he is also active in local historical studies. He lives in Wolfeboro Falls, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface 1
Source Abbreviations 3
Introduction 5
I Black Life in New Hampshire Before, During and After the Revolution
Pre-war Slavery in New Hampshire 7
Black Soldiers and the Continental Congress 11
Black Enlistment in New Hampshire 13
Service as Free Men 15
Service for Freedom 17
Service with No Freedom 18
Status as Soldiers 19
Service as Sailors 23
The Black Veteran and Pensioner 25
Blacks as Pioneer Settlers 29
Religion and the Black Veteran 30
Death and the Black Veteran 31
Descendants of Black Veterans 33
The Black Solider as a Patriotic Symbol 35
II Campaigns and Engagements
Introduction 41
The Battle of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775 41
The Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775 42
The Invasion of Canada, September 1775 to June 1776 43
New York City Campaign, September 15 to October 28, 1776 44
The Frigate Raleigh, May 1776 to September 1778 45
The Battle of Trenton, December 26, 1776 45
Fort Ticonderoga and the Battle of Hubbardton, July 1777 47
The Battle of Bennington, August 16, 1777 48
Victory at Saratoga, September 19 to October 17, 1777 49
Winter at Valley Forge, December 1777 to June 1778 51
The Sloop of War Ranger, May 1777 to May 1780 53
The Battle of Monmouth, June 1778 53
Continental Service, July 1778 to May 1779 55
The Battle of Rhode Island, August 29, 1778 56
Sullivan's Campaign Against the Six Nations, June to October 1779 57
Militia Service, 1779 58
Continental and Militia Service, 1780 59
New York City and the Siege of Yorktown, 1781 60
Additional Continental and Militia Service, 1781 62
Final Continental Service, 1782-1784 64
III The Men
Introduction 67
New Hampshire Soldiers 74
Soldiers with Service to New Hampshire and Other Colonies 193
Soldiers from New Hampshire Who Served for Other Colonies 243
App. 1 Black Soldiers Who Died During the War 311
App. 2 Breakdown by Regiment of Black Soldiers Who Served for New Hampshire 312
App. 3 Black Soldiers Before the Revolution 313
App. 4 Black Place Names and Locales in New Hampshire 315
Bibliography 317
Index 327
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