: A hand-written letter to Charles Noel Young, “Tonton” in Paris, France from his mother Ada Young regarding the death of his Father 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. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Correspondence between Charles Noel Young, “Tonton” and his mother Ada Young, regarding the death of his Father Col. Charles Young