African American soldiers
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works on African American military personnel in the United States Army. Works on African American military personnel in other military services are entered under the name of the service subdivided by African Americans, e.g., United States. Marine Corps--African Americans. Works on the organization, administration, and history of African American units within the United States Army are entered under United States. Army--African American troops.
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Item — Box 2, Folder: 1780.11.27
Scope and Contents Letter in Alexander Hamilton's hand, signed by Washington. Washington issues orders for Colonel Christopher Greene's First Rhode Island Regiment, which included formerly enslaved African American soldiers, to march from Newport to West Point under Rochambeau. Washington writes, "only come on with such officers as are to remain in service on the new arrangement and such men as engaged for the war, or at least for a term, that will last through the next campaign. The other men you may dismiss,...
Dates: 1780 November 27