I have a Military History page, to visit my website www.PlantationQuilts.com click here. Plan to schedule an event to honor your community's men and women consistently. You do not have to wait for a certain date. Random acts of kindness and recognition are needed and appreciated.
|Book of Negroes|
Here is the Virginia Representatives’ response to Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation. Source: Canada’s Digital Collection: Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People http://blackloyalist.com/
ASANTE, Molefi Kete. 100 Greatest African-Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. 2002.
BOLSTER, Jeffrey W. Black Jacks: African-American Seamen in the Age of Sail. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.
LIBRARY ofCongress Exhibit Attucks
MANDELL, Daniel. Tribe, Race, History: Native Americans in Southern New England, 1780-1880 Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
MANDELL, Daniel. Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
NEYLAND, James. Crispus Attucks, Patriot. Holloway House. 1995.
PARR, James L. & Swope, Kevin A. Framingham: Legends and Lore. The History Press, 2009.
SILVERMAN, David J. Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600-1871 Cambridge University Press, 2005.
USMINT.GOV, United States Mint: "Plinky's Coin of the Month February 2000".
PETER SALEM’S INFO:
Forgotten Patriots--African-American and Indian Patriots of the Revolutionary War (2008), which was published by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Peter Salem’s service was discussed in many more general reference books on African-Americans in American history, including:
APTHEKER, Herbert (Ed.) A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States. 1962.
CARTER, G. The Negro in Our History 1922, rev. ed. 1962);
QUARLES, Benjamin and Fishel, Leslie H. Jr. The Black American. 1970.
WAKIN, Edward. Black Fighting Men in U.S. History. 1971.
|American Revolutionary war marker|
There are Strother Family cemeteries in:
Strother Family in Edgefield, South Carolina has a family cemetery. Here are others in USA
Lincoln County, Georigia (* I'll have to visit since I am looking for 9 children my great grandfather had in GA that I found in a note of archived papers I was reading)
Lat: 38° 11' 15"N, Lon: 82° 36' 00"W, approx Contributed by Cassandra Griffith, Feb 7, 2001 [email@example.com]. Total records = 33.
A new edict was issued on December 30th and the Continental Congress on January 16, 1776, approved the immediate permitting the service of free African-Americans (since they had already run away), and men like Peter Salem reenlisted in the American Massachusetts regiment. That is why you might find service by some African men on both the Loyalists (British) roles and the American Patriot or Continental muster roles (colonist who wanted to be out from under the heavy taxes imposed by Britain)
“Poor behaved like an experienced soldier in his gallant and brave action as he fought in Captain Ames Fry’s regiment” Despite the intentions of the petition history has not recorded if Poor was rewarded by the court. He remained in the army for many years and fought in the battles of White Plains, New York and survived the harsh winter conditions at Valley Forge. In 1975, Salem Poor’s likeness appeared on a United States commemorative postage stamp
|Peter Salem's Grave Marker|
|Oliver Cromwell Plaque|
|Marquis de Lafayette, 1824 trapped British General Cornwallis|
and his force of 6000 at Yorktown
|James Armistead Lafayette|
His admiration of Armistead’s work did not end there. Three years following the end of the American Revolution Lafayette’s praise and written certificate of Armistead’s participation was sent to the Virginia General Assembly of Virginia. Armistead asked his master be paid for him and he be awarded freedom and the Assembly agreed. He was recognized a war veteran but not considered an American citizen! Because of his service, when he was in his sixties, Armistead did receive a military pension. One of the myths I have heard now busted is Africans/African-Americans did not receive American Revolutionary military pensions.
|Signed by General Lafayette in 1784.|
My relative William Strother's information as recorded in his bounty land file, War of 1812, Served in Co. commanded by Capt. William Watson and Regiment commanded by Col. Abner Womack at the Navy Yard, St. Tammany, LA.
|When looking for military history remember all wars were not fought in America.|
University of Michigan's 1848 Mexican American War Link
History of War Link
US History.org Manifest Destiny Mexican American War Link
US Department of the State Historian "Milestones 1830-1860"
|Abolitionist Harriett Tubman was a spy, scout and nurse for the Union Army.|
|Sojourner Truth Union Nurse|
United States Colored Troops (USCT) Civil War Vol. I & II (soldiers name and unit): www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm
|Contraband Camps kept records, had church, births & marriages|
Camp Chase - The records include each man's age, height, status of freedom, occupation, date released by Col. Moody and masters names if they were formerly enslaved. All men were released from April to May 1862. These include confederate officers that brought their slaves to war to serve them. When looking for relatives or history do not overlook military records. You need to know what legislation had been passed in that region or court cases may have impacted the area where your relatives lived.
|26th US Colored Volunteer Infantry on Parade PA 1865|
|UNION ARMIES - LIBERATED BECOMES THE LIBERATORS|
A challenge with using photos is that two or more people could have the same name.
This David Strother is from West Virginia. He was an artist "Porte Crayon" and Union officer.
|David Hunter Strother's photos were 1st sent to me by the National Archives|
|David Richardson Strother, SC CSA my great grandfather|
|Butternut Confederate soldier Uniform|
975.505 V81 V:73.
__________________. "The Horse Jockey," Magazine of Jefferson County Historical Society, Volume 21, December 1955, pp. 29-31. Per.
____________. "Porte Crayon (David Hunter Strother Sampler)," West Virginia Encyclopedia, Richmond, WV, 1974, pp. 60-61. R 975.4003. C739.
___________. The Old South Illustrated by Porte Crayon , Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1959. 917.5 S925.
___________. A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War, The Diaries of David Hunter Strother, University of North Carolina Press, 1961. 973.781 S925.
____________. "Porte Crayon in the Tidewater," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Richmond, Virginia. V67 1959, pp.438-44. 975.505 V81 .
____________. "A West Virginian in Europe: the Apprenticeship of Porte Crayon, 1840-1843," West Virginia History Quarterly Magazine, July 1958, pp. 266-79. Arc 1. 4: 19 1958.
____________. "Porte Crayon and the Local Color Movement in West Virginia," West Virginia History Quarterly Magazine, April 1959, pp. 151-62. Arc 1. 4:20 1959.
____________. "Porte Crayon's Quarrel With Virginia," West Virginia History Quarterly Magazine , January 1960, pp.65-75. Arc 1. 4:21 1960.
Carpenter, Charles. "Berkeley Springs Home of 'Porte Crayon'," The West Virginia Review, Volume 14, February 1937, pp.184-85. Per.
Comstock, Jim. "Stories and Verse of West Virginia," [Ella May Turner], West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, Richwood, WV, 1974, pp. 60-61. R975.403 C739.
Cuthbert, John A. David Hunter Strother,"One of the Best Draughtsman the Country Possesses," West Virginia University Press, 1997. B S5925.
Eby, Cecil D. The Life of David Hunter Strother, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1960. 917.5 S925.
Preble, Jack. "Introducing Porte Crayon," West Virginia History Quarterly Magazine , January 1970, pp. 125-32. Arc 1. 4: 31 1970.
Stealey, John E. III, editor. Porte Crayon’s Mexico: David Hunter Strother’s Diaries in the Early Porfirian Era, 1879-1885, Kent State Press, 2006. B S925p.
|Former slaves "Contraband entering Union Lines and freedom.|
"Article on David Hunter Strother [not complete], Charleston Gazette, 10-6-1968.
"Born on Burke Street," Martinsburg Journal , 9-12-1991.
"Col. David H. Strother... Porte Crayon, Pioneer in History .....Clarksburg Exponent, 8- 5-1928.
"David Hunter Strother, A Golden Horseshoe," West Virginia Hillbilly, 12-21- 1968.
"David Hunter:Villain of the Valley, Sack of the VA Military Inst., The Iron Worker, Spring, 1964.
"David Strother: The Man Who Recorded a Pristine Land," Charleston Gazette, 6-1- 1997.
"Early Giants in Kanawha Valley," Charleston Gazette, n.d.
"Good Writing About a Good Writer," West Virginia Hillbilly, 12-29-1973.
"Humor and Pathos with Porte Crayon," The Iron Worker, Spring, 1960.
"Know Morgan County, Sketch and Story by David Hunter Strother," 5-19-1966.
"Newshawks of "61 Reported Campaign in West Virginia, by Boyd Stutler, 3-26-1961.
"Picture, and Bio of Porte Crayon, David Hunter Strother," n.d.
'Porte Crayon Discovers New England," West Virginia Hillbilly, 7-15-1972.
"Porte Crayon Rides B&O in the Hills," West Virginia Hillbilly, 10-3-1971.
"Porte Crayon Discovers New Englanders Are Just Like People," WV Hillbilly, 7-8- 1972.
"Porte Crayon," by Jack Preble, Jr., Roane County Reporter, 12-28-1967.
"Porte Crayon Discovers New England," West Virginia Hillbilly, 7-29-1972.
"Porte Crayon's Summer in New England," West Virginia Hillbilly, 7-15-1972.
"Romance Linked Artist to John Brown," Beckley Post-Herald, 8-12-1968.
"Strother House Historic Home Civil War Gen.,.Torn Down," Martinsburg Journal, 5- 20-1977.
"Strother's Wartime Diary is Called a Classic," by Boyd Stutler, 10-8-1961.
"The Porte Crayon Memorial Society," 1-2-1941.
|Collecting the remains of fallen soldiers, sons both Union & CSA for burial.|
Alexander Strother, B. Strother, B. F. Strother. B. H. Strother,
B. T. Strother, Bailey Strother, Columbus Strother, Cook Strother,
C. N. Strother, C. H. Strother, C. W. Strother, Charles Strother,
D. H. Strothers, Daniel W. Strother, David C. Strother
David Strother ,David Hunter Strother, David Richardson Strother,
Eli Strother, Elzey Strother, Emswiler Strother, Ford Strother,
French Strother, F. S. Strother, George A. Strother, G. G. Strother,
George W. Strother, M. Strother, Gray Strother, Hartley Strother,
Heavener Strother, Horn Strother, James L. Strother,J. D. Strother
J. E. Strother, J. H. Strother, J. L. Strother, J. M. Strother
(Company G, 42 AL Infantry), John M. Strother,John Strother
(Company 26, 31 AL Infantry), John Strother (Company A,
59 AL Infantry), John Strother (OP of Instructor Talladega)
John T. Strothers, Jordan Strother, Josiah Strother, J. T. Strother
Mat Strother (Company K, 19 & 20 Consolidated TN Cavalry),
Polard Strother, Renick Strother, Reuben Strother,
Robert P. Strother, Stephen Strother, Stephen Strother Jr.
(Parks Comp VA Cavalry), Thomas Strother
(Private Co. G 9th KY Mtd. Infantry), Thomas (JT) Strother
(Co. A, 14th TN Infantry), T. H. Strother, Tidwell Strother
Vaughn Strother, W. B. Strother, W. D. Strother,
W. H. Strother, Walter C. Strothers, W. J. Strother, William Strother
( Private Company G 16th Reg’t. VA Cavalry), William Strother
Private Parks’ Company Virginia Cavalry, William T. Strother
I am continuing to add them and organize the documents for each still in existance.
Check back often I will add them soon.