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Black Patriots Monument

 
 
Black Patriots Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
1. Black Patriots Monument Marker
Inscription.
Blacks, Native Americans, and Whites all fought for freedom for the American colonies. Their sacrifices will always be remembered.


The National Experience
Sources estimate that up to forty percent of the patriot militias may have been blacks or Native Americans. This was the most integrated American fighting force until the mid-20th century. Thousands - some free and others enslaved - fought for freedom. Every effort, every sacrifice, every hardship of each patriot is the foundation for today's freedoms.

The Georgia Experience
As the youngest colony, Georgia had few available for the militia. Hence, every man was required to serve - even slaves. When conscripted, the slaves were provided rifles, ammunition, and gunpowder. If they took the life of an enemy or captured a flag, they gained their freedom. On August 14, 1786, in recognition of his military service during the Revolution, Austin Dabney received his freedom and land from the State of Georgia. Dabney was one of many to fight for freedom in Georgia.
 
Location. 33° 44.217′ N, 82° 44.35′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on East Robert Toombs Avenue (U.S. 72), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Black Patriots Monument<br>The National Experience image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
2. Black Patriots Monument
The National Experience
. Monument is located in the south end of Washington's central park. Marker is in this post office area: Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington-Wilkes Firsts (here, next to this marker); Old Inn Site (a few steps from this marker); Busy Bee Cafe (within shouting distance of this marker); William Dearing (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleveland's Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Stage Coach Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Vault of the Citizens National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); T.C. Hogue Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of 1817 Wilkes County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowe Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. African AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Black Patriots Monument<br>The Georgia Experience image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
3. Black Patriots Monument
The Georgia Experience
Black Patriots Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
4. Black Patriots Monument
Black Patriots Monument<br>Bust of Austin Dabney image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
5. Black Patriots Monument
Bust of Austin Dabney
Black Patriots Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
6. Black Patriots Monument
 
 
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