Discharge certificate for Private Gabriel Young’s War Department Claim Form, Co. F,   Save
Discharge certificate for Private Gabriel Young’s War Department Claim Form, Co. F, 5th Reg. U.S. Colored Infantry.
Description: Discharge certificate for Private Gabriel Young’s from the War Department Claim Form, Co. F, 5th Reg. U.S. Colored Infantry. Gabriel Young the father of Col. Charles Young, first African American to reach the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army. In 1918, being forced into retirement due to health concerns, he rode on horseback from Wilberforce, Ohio to Washington D.C. to prove his physical ability for duty. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: NAM_MSS21_B01F62
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Discharge certificate for Private Gabriel Young’s War Department Claim Form, Co. F, 5th Reg. U.S. Colored Infantry.