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American Revolution (the British side)

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A list of participants (on both sides) is included in the linked document:

Military leadership in the American Revolutionary War

Most of us think of the American Revolution just concentrated on what became the continental U.S., but the Caribbean-West Indies plays a major part! At the end of the war, quite a few Blacks who fought with the British were transferred to Caribbean islands.

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