Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment: The Military by Brian G. Shellum

By Brian G. Shellum

An unheralded army hero, Charles younger (1864–1922) was once the 3rd black graduate of West aspect, the 1st African American nationwide park superintendent, the 1st black U.S. army attach?, the 1st African American officer to command a standard military regiment, and the highest-ranking black officer within the commonplace military until eventually his dying. Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment tells the tale of the fellow 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, might became the 1st African American general. Brian G. Shellum describes how, in the course of his amazing 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 equivalent to Liberia. still, he used his event to set up himself as a good cavalry officer. He was once a colonel at the eve of the U.S.’ access into international battle I, while severe clinical difficulties and racial intolerance denied him command and ended his occupation. Shellum’s booklet seeks to revive a hero to the ranks of army heritage; whilst, it informs our realizing of the position of race within the historical past of the yankee army. (20110217)

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They had grown close in their three years together, and Alexander had done much to enable Young, three years his junior at the academy, to survive the trials of isolation, discipline, and academics. They would have looked forward to a similar supportive relationship in the Ninth Cavalry, as was eventually the case. The second-hand information Major Henry received from a fellow white officer regarding Alexander’s wishes must have been misunderstood at best. Major Henry, a grizzled veteran of many campaigns, was probably acting in what he thought was the best interests of the regiment.

23 The post trader at Fort Robinson, W. E. Annin, knew the other black officer in the regiment, Lieutenant Alexander, from their service together at Fort Robinson, and said: His [Alexander’s] commission gave him a life-time position as an officer and his shoulder straps and uniform delegated to him authority equal to that of any other officer of his rank. But outside of that the poorest white 20 first posting to fort robinson laborer was more to be envied in some respects than the brainy, soldierly-looking mulatto who drew saber in drill and parade with L Troop of his regiment.

McAnaney with 2nd Lieutenant Charles Young, 39 enlisted men, and 40 public horses left Fort Robinson, Neb. At 1030 AM Sept. 19 enroute to its new duty station (Fort DuChesne, Utah). Marched Overland to Bordeaux, Wyoming, thence to Carter Station by rail and from there to camp on Birch Creek. ” The fact that the troop marched with thirty-nine enlisted men and forty public horses indicates that Young was still riding an army horse while the other officer in the column rode his own. 41 This particular summer rotation was unique in its partial use of rail, and marked the beginning of a sea change for the frontier army on the Great Plains.

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