: This is a request from Col. Charles Young to Col. McCain in regards to establishing a trading system to the Americas in exchange for staple articles for Liberian soldiers. Col. Charles 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.
: NAM_MSS21_B01F03 Subjects
: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922. Places
: Correspondence from Col. Charles Young to Col. McCain, Adj. Gen. in Monrovia Regarding State of Liberia and U.S. Business Opportunities