Photograph of Col. Charles Young’s father, Gabriel Young   Save
Photograph of Col. Charles Young’s father, Gabriel Young
Description: Photograph of Col. Charles Young’s father, Gabriel Young. Col 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_B01F01
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Photograph of Col. Charles Young’s father, Gabriel Young