African Americans in the Military, Revised Edition (A to Z by Catherine Reef

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S. ” ABC7 Chicago. Available online. section=news/ local&id=4209363. Downloaded on August 13, 2008. “Prof. ” Washington Post, January 24, 1997, p. B4. Stillwell, Paul, ed. The Golden Thirteen: Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers. : Naval Institute Press, 1993. S. Colored Troops was wounded or killed in the bloody charge at New Market Heights, Virginia, a black sergeant took command. The African Americans had been ordered to the front Beaty, Powhatan 27 of the assault, where the danger was greatest.

Armour was born in Chicago but was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Throughout her childhood and teens, older family members instilled in her a pride in military service. Her father, Gaston C. S. Army Reserve; her stepfather, Clarence Jackson, was a retired Marine Corps sergeant; and a grandfather had also been a marine. Yet Vernice Armour’s childhood dream was to join the police force. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the math honor society while a student at Overton High School.

In 1849, he moved to Cincinnati, in the free state of Ohio, to attend school. ) At school he became interested in the theater, and he did his first public acting in a school production. On September 2, 1863, more than a year after the Civil War had begun, a rumor reached Cincinnati that the Confederates were planning to attack the city. The men of Cincinnati organized themselves into units and prepared to mount a defense. Beaty reported for duty on September 5 and was assigned to a company of the Black Brigade, an African-American unit numbering roughly 700.

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