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By Brian G. Shellum

An unheralded army hero, Charles younger (1864–1922) used to be the 3rd black graduate of West aspect, the 1st African American nationwide park superintendent, the 1st black U.S. army attaché, the 1st African American officer to command a customary military regiment, and the highest-ranking black officer within the general military until eventually his dying. Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment tells the tale of the guy who—willingly or not—served as a standard-bearer for his race within the officer corps for almost thirty years, and who, if no longer for racial prejudice, could became the 1st African American general.
Brian G. Shellum describes how, in the course of his impressive military occupation, younger used to be shuffled one of the few assignments deemed appropriate for a black officer in a white man’s army—the Buffalo Soldier regiments, an African American collage, and diplomatic posts in black republics comparable to Liberia. still, he used his adventure to set up himself as an excellent cavalry officer. He was once a colonel at the eve of the us’ access into global struggle I, while severe clinical difficulties and racial intolerance denied him command and ended his occupation. Shellum’s publication seeks to revive a hero to the ranks of army background; even as, it informs our figuring out of the function of race within the background of the yankee military.

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