Photograph of Captain (Col.) Charles Young taken in 1903 with the Company of Buffalo   Save
Photograph of Captain (Col.) Charles Young taken in 1903 with the Company of Buffalo Soldiers from the 9th Cavalry Regiment in Sequoia National Park, California.
Description: Photograph of Captain (Col.) Charles Young taken in 1903 with the Company of Buffalo Soldiers from the 9th Cavalry Regiment in Sequoia National Park, California. 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_P3_B01F011_13
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Photograph of Captain (Col.) Charles Young taken in 1903 with the Company of Buffalo Soldiers from the 9th Cavalry Regiment in Sequoia National Park, California.