United States, Lord Dunmore's Ethiopian Regiment, 1776

Lord Dunmore was the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia at the start of the American Revolution. He issued a proclamation, known as "Dunmore's Proclamation" stating that all enslaved black men who escaped and joined his regiment to fight the rebels would be given their freedom after the war was over. Hundreds made the attempt; search this index for clues to your ancestor's involvement in the unit.


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