Historical records matching Oliver Cromwell, Pvt., American Patriot
About Oliver Cromwell, Pvt., American Patriot
''Sadly, no image of Oliver Cromwell could be found. I chose to use this Continental Drum to display in the photograph section, as Oliver was a Battle Drummer in The Continental Army.''
This profile dedicated to this American Patriot and Hero
''Private Cromwell-Battlefield Drummer''- was a Decorated Soldier in the Continental Army [http://www.negroartist.com/writings/Biographical%20Sketch%20of%20Oliver%20Cromwell,%20Revolutionary%20soldier.htm]
He served Six Years in the campaign against British Forces during the American Revolution.
He was involved with Battles at: Trenton and Princeton, Monmouth, Germantown, Brandywine and Yorktown. [http://www.hiddennj.com/2012/06/oliver-cromwell-in-burlington-fighting.html]
His Military Discharge paper was signed by General George Washington
and he received $96.00 per year after that in pension.[http://pages.towson.edu/oali/encyclopedia_of_africanamer.htm]
Oliver was said to have fathered 14 children.
Their names and his spouses name are not known at this time.
What was Oliver
s correct race?
Census records suggest Oliver Cromwell was of "mixed descent" as Enumerators recorded him as "Mulatto" New Jersey Military records indicate he was Indian Historic articles record Oliver as a "Black man" [http://nativeheritageproject.com/2012/08/17/oliver-cromwell-an-indian-patriot-from-new-jersey/]
''The Oliver Cromwell Black History Society'' is formed with the purpose of educating and researching Black Heritage in Burlington and throughout the United States. [http://www.negroartist.com/writings/Biographical%20Sketch%20of%20Oliver%20Cromwell,%20Revolutionary%20soldier.htm]