Hand-written Record of Maj. Young’s Service as Military Attaché in Hayti, San   Save
Hand-written Record of Maj. Young’s Service as Military Attaché in Hayti, San Domingo & Liberia
Description: Hand-written Record of Maj. Young’s Service as Military Attaché in Hayti, San Domingo & Liberia 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.
Image ID: NAM_MSS21_B01F12
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Hand-written Record of Maj. Young’s Service as Military Attaché in Hayti, San Domingo & Liberia