Black Soldier in the American Revolutionary Army, ca. 1780


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Watercolor of four American soldiers, including an African American from the Rhode Island Regiment. He is shown in full uniform, holding a rifle with attached bayonet. The illustration is in the manuscript diary of Jean Baptiste Antoine de Verger, an officer in Count de Rochambeau’s expeditionary army which was sent by the French to help during the American Revolution. Courtesy, Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library.