Prince Whipple, a black man, crossed the Delaware with George Washington
African American soldier Prince Whipple crossed the River with General George Washington on December 25, 1779, on the eve of the Revolutionary War’s famous Battle of Trenton. Whipple (pictured left rear pulling the stroke oar) was a bodyguard for General Whipple of New Hampshire, an aide to the future president. Later, Prince Whipple settled in Poursmouth, New Hampshire, where he died at age 32, leaving a wife and children.
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(provided by June King)