: A hand-written letter to Ada Young from Billy, who is a friend of her son Noel Young in reference to the death Col. Charles Young. Col. Young was the first African American to reach the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army. In 1918, after being forced into retirement, due to health concerns, he rode on horseback from Wilberforce, Ohio to Washington D.C. to prove his physical fitness for duty.
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: Correspondence between Ada Young and Billy, who is a friend of her son Noel Young in reference to the death Col. Charles Young