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Continental Army 1779 by OrlopRat Continental Army 1779 by OrlopRat
Soldier, Continental Army, 1779

During the War of the American Revolution, the Continental Army was an integrated army, with men of both European and African descent serving side by side in the same units. According to a Hessian eyewitness, "No regiment is to be seen in which there are not negroes in abundance: and among them are able-bodied, strong, and brave fellows."

The integrated part played by the African American soldiers in the Continental Army was one which, sadly, would not be repeated until after the Second World War.
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MarcusCrassus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Love this piece. 
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koach2 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Very nice piece, mate.

8th Continental Line Regt?
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theLadyBarbossa Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Very, very true! Well done and stated here. :: applauds::: :) There is a gent who is African-American who is with Lauzun's French Regmt in the NWTA. It's sad that there is no abundance of people within the reenacting ranks to set straight the reality of back then. So many people believe the colored skinned folks - blacks, hispanics, etc - were nothing more than slaves. Not entirely true. And not true that no Caucasans were slaves or servants either, more of them as indentured and slaves just as much as those not white skinned.
Again, fantastic portrayal here. Massive kudos! ::: applauds:::


~Lady B
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
" And not true that no Caucasans were slaves or servants either, more of them as indentured and slaves just as much as those not white skinned."

Well, as far as I've heard and read about, slavery in the colonies of America, later the United States of America, was a matter of black peoples being in slavery.
I mean, even though the hispanics had bad living conditions, they were not legally slaves. Nor were the whites.
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OrlopRat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said and very, very true,indeed.
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theLadyBarbossa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
All the more reason we love what we do for the hobby and history. :)


~Lady B
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