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African American soldiers

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Robinson papers

Identifier: W-0161
Overview Letters concerning Robinson's request for a commission in the "colored service" of the U.S. Army during the Civil War.
Dates: 1864 - 1865

Documents of African American Revolutionary War Soldiers

Identifier: MSS-4305
Overview This collection contains legal and financial documents related to two African American Revolutionary War soldiers from Connecticut, Cash Palatine and Liverpool Wadsworth.
Dates: 1781 - 1789

Frederick D. Smith appointment to first lieutenant, Army Air Forces, Tuskegee Institute

Identifier: MSS-2109
Abstract A Southeast Army Air Forces Training Center appointment to first lieutenant for Smith, a Tuskegee Airman.
Dates: 1944 December 29

Grant Gordon Collection

Identifier: MSS-4309
Overview Family documents, military documents, and approximately forty-seven photographs depicting Grant Gordon's family and military life in the 1940s. Of particular interest are Mr. Gordon's military records and photographs from his time serving as a squad leader in the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, the only African American combat unit included in the first assault forces to land on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
Dates: 1944 - 2003

Schaudies-Banks-Ragland Photographs

Identifier: 2014-021
Scope and Contents Thirty seven framed photographs of African Americans in military uniforms, Border War, WWI, and WWII including portraits of Duncan Fields and Rubin Fields; portraits of women and families; large plaque with two photos of military men (Willie L. E. Means and James E. Means, date of their enlistment in the army).
Dates: 1898 - 1959

Soldiers' Club Attractions Calendar Broadside

Identifier: MSS-4324
Scope and Contents One broadside advertising four events at the Soldiers' Club spanning August 31-September 2, 1918, for soldiers sponsored by the War Camp Community Service in Charlotte, North Carolina. The events are a dance, a concert, a reception advertising white soldiers should be in uniform, and a baseball game between "colored soldiers" and the Negro League team, the Charlotte Red Sox.
Dates: Event: 1918-8-31 - 1918-09-02

William B. Shirdan papers

Identifier: MSS-1266
Abstract Letters from this African American soldier who served in the 310th Quartermaster Railhead Company during World War II to his family in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dates: 1944 - 1947; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1945