: Photograph of Col. Charles Young taken in 1874, at the age of ten.
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.
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: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922. Places
: Photograph of Col. Charles Young taken in 1874, at the age of ten