Although John Glover was a white man, his marbleheaders were black and native American soldiers who fought in the revolutionary war....in fact it was the marbleheaders who were in the boat with George Washington.....not the one token black seen in the famous photo standing up in the boat. So here is a little info about them i.e. marbleheaers that NEVER got in the history books.
John Glover Rescues George Washington
Washington moved his army to New York City in expectation that the British would strike the city. By June 30th 1776 130 British ships were at anchor in the harbor. On July 12th an additional 150 joined them and British forces numbered over 30,000 men. Washington faced this massive force with a poorly trained militia.
On August 27th General Howe attacked Long Island, and Washington took up a position on Brooklyn Heights. His men were in danger. Their limited ammunition made it a certainty that the men would be overrun and the American army destroyed.
Washington turned to his trusted friend John Glover. Glover and his men removed 9,000 men, their supplies and ammunition, horses, and artillery to Manhattan.
British losses were greater than at Long Island and the delay allowed Washington to move off to White Plains.
As you can see in this picture, the marbleheads are depicted as white men. Not! This is how massa lies all the time. Can't believe a word he says.
George Washington Crossing the Delaware
Although they survived, the American Army was in crisis. Morale was low, supplies were exhausted, and volunteers were nearing the end of their enlistment. Washington made a bold decisive move.
First, he convinced his troops to stay with him for a bit longer. And then, to cross a frozen Delaware River to attack the British garrison at Trenton.
Again Washington called on Glover. He and his men maneuvered the frozen river and a winter storm to transport troops, artillery, and supplies to the other side of the river.
For the third time Glover was pivotal in a successful outcome. The army crossed the river seized the garrison and captured over 900 Hessian mercenaries. Washington finally had a victory to boost morale and keep his men in the field. Without John Glover; Washington, his army, and the war might have been lost.
And Glover's men? The slave and savage soldiers American history forgotten to mention. And oh yeah....without these men? The revolutionary war would have been lost alright. Now I bet white folks don't talk about that....do they? Hell no. So this is WHY I continue to say although it's important to know American history....it is more important to know REAL World history with correct American history....not that whimsical make believe stuff designed to cater to the white hero bullshyte....but the common sense account on WHAT REALLY HAPPENED in American history. And with that? Compare it or measure it to WORLD HISTORY and only then will black people REALLY know for sure their rightful place on this planet. Otherwise...... But!