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Peter Salem

Death: Aug 16, 1816

Birthplace: Framingham

Nationality: United States

Peter Salem

Date of Death : Aug 16, 1816
Birth Place : Framingham

Peter Salem was an African American who served as a soldier in the American Revolutionary War from Massachusetts. Born into slavery in Framingham, Massachusetts, he was freed by a later master, Major Lawson Buckminster, to serve in the local militia. He then enlisted in the Continental Army, serving for nearly five years during the war. Afterwards, he married and worked as a cane weaver. A monument was erected to him in the late 19th century at his grave in Framingham.

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