RECORDS OF NEW JERSEY AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIERS, 1776-1865

Several African Americans fought valiantly and sacrified their lives in many wars for the United States.  During the American Revolutionary War (1776-1781) black soldiers battled for their liberty and the independence of the United States from Great Britain.  In the American Civil War (1861-1865), black people fought for "a new birth of freedom", as stated by President Abraham Lincoln during his Gettysburg Address on Novermber 19, 1863.  The following records feature distinguished New Jersey African Americans who fought locally and across the country during these two wars.  We present these names so their deeds and sacrifice may not be forgotten.

  AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1776-1787

New Jersey African American Soldiers or the Revolution

  AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, 1860-1865

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