In the News: “Death of a Brave Colored Soldier”, Pvt. Charles W. Taylor, 6th USCI

The Anglo-African, August 6, 1864 DEATH OF A BRAVE COLORED SOLDIER. MR. JOHN GRIMAGE, of Allegheny City, Pa., sends us the following letter, which was sent by Capt. Shedon, of the 6th Regiment U. S. Colored Troops, to Mrs. Joanna Taylor, of said city, describing the circumstances under which her son was killed in an …

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Benjamin Vann, 24th United States Colored Infantry: “please have it corected sose eye can get my pay”

Soon after private Benjamin Vann of the 24th USCI enlisted in Allegheny City in February 1864, the provost marshal of Harrisburg detailed the private to serve as a cook. Vann first worked at Pennsylvania’s Twenty-third Congressional District headquarters, then at Camp Reynolds near Pittsburgh. Almost eleven months later, Vann joined his regiment at Camp William …

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In the News: Capt. O. S. B. Wall, 104th USCI, an African American Commissioned Officer Writes to His Hometown Newspaper

The Lorain County News, Oberlin, Ohio July 19, 1865 Letter from Capt. O.S.B. WallPORT ROYAL, S.C.,June 24th, 1865. EDITOR OF THE NEWS, OBERLIN, O.: I have thought for some time that it might not be amiss to drop you a line, with reference to myself since I arrived in this department, and to say something …

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