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African American soldiers

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

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