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Description: Photographs of Ada Young, wife of Colonel Charles Young, standing in front of the Youngs' home in Wilberforce, Ohio. 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.
Image ID: NAM_MSS3_B02F71_09
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Military officers; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Wilberforce (Ohio); Greene County (Ohio)