: Illustration of Peter Salem, a free African American soldier who was born a slave ca. 1750, who is credited with the death of British Major Pitcairn at the Battle of Bunker Hill as printed in "The Black Phalanx: A History of the Negro Soldiers of the United States in the Wars of 1775-1812, 1861-'65" by Joseph T. Wilson. Caption reads: "Peter Salem shooting the British Major Pitcairn." View on Ohio Memory.
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: African American soldiers; African American men; Slavery; American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 Places
: 'Battle of Bunker Hill' illustration