: Photograph of Charles Noel and Marie Young, the children of Colonel Charles Young, sitting on a horse with a third unidentified child. Charles Young was the first African American to reach the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army and, at the time of his death in 1922, was the highest-ranking African American officer in the Army. He is known for having been forced into retirement due to health concerns before the start of World War I and later riding from Wilberforce, Ohio, to Washington, D.C. to prove his physical fitness for duty. View on Ohio Memory.
: NAM_MSS3_B02F84_B Subjects
: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922. Places
: Wilberforce (Ohio); Greene County (Ohio)