Photograph of Col. Charles Young’s Son, Charles "Ton Ton" Noel Young   Save
Photograph of Col. Charles Young’s  Son, Charles
Description: Photograph of Col. Charles Young son, Charles "Ton Ton" Noel 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_P3_B01F025B
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Photograph of Col. Charles Young’s Son, Charles "Ton Ton" Noel Young