Concerned themselves predominantly with the working lives of their slaves and we’re often content to ignore the slaves’ other life, which went on in the quarters after working hours or on days of rest. Place where more than passive observers are victims of the war of independence. Both sides used them as Frontline soldiers, or more often in a variety of ancillary rules; much the larger numbers were engaged on the British side. Many slaves opportunities for seeking individual Freedom during the Revolutionary War, and as many as 50,000 may have been evacuated with the British forces in the closing stages – although some later returned.