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Lord Dunmore Ethiopian Regiment (6) (redirected from Lord Dunmore Ethiopian Regiment)

Page history last edited by Brinal Kaul 11 years, 1 month ago

In November 1775 Lord Dunmore, royal governor of Virginia, issued a proclamation promising freedom for any enslaved black in Virginia who joined the British army. Within a month, nearly three hundred slaves had joined what would be known as “Lord Dunmore’s Ethiopian Regiment.” Later, thousands of slaves fled plantations for British promises of emancipation. At the end of the war, the British kept their word, to some at least, and evacuated as many as fourteen thousand “Black Loyalists” to Nova Scotia, Jamaica, and England.

 

 

Comments (1)

Catherine Notman said

at 4:02 pm on Sep 9, 2010

Hey
I also found a crop of a painting depicting a battle. In the middle of the frame there is an african american soldier who is wearing the uniform of the Ethiopian Regiment
http://www.pinstripepress.net/PPBlog/BrunswickLoyalists.gif
:)

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