Correspondence Sent to Ada Young in the Aftermath of Charles Young’s Death   Save
Correspondence Sent to Ada Young in the Aftermath of Charles Young’s Death
Description: Correspondence sent to Ada Young from J.M. Owens Acting Adjunct to The Captain Charles young Camp, N.G- Department of Columbia- United Spanish War Veterans, in regards to the passing of Col. Young. 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_B01F27_08
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
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