Sketch of a Black Soldier

This is a sketch of a black soldier by Baron von Closen, a German nobleman who fought in the American army against the British. On November 17, 1775, Virginia's royal governor, Lord Dunmore, proclaimed: "all indentured servants, Negroes, and others...free if they are able and willing to bear arms and join his Majesty's troops".

Date:
1775 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Drawings & Sketches
Item#:
1770.0137
Height:
946px
Width:
402px
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