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Black Soldiers in World War I

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  • Rufus Barker (1897 - 1992)
    N=Rufus Barker DOB=1897 POB=Alabama POD=Michigan DOD-1992 P=C-CF T=AL.BS.NSL/ MGS.AL.NSL FAG#=225177507
  • John Henry Holt (1890 - 1984)
    John H Holt was born on May 2,1890 and was a WWI Vet. Also, he was a 3rd Baseman and Center Fielder for the Pensacola Giants (1921).Find A Grave# N=John Henry Holt = DOB=5/2/1890 POD Tennessee DOD=4/18...
  • Robert Milton, Sr (1896 - 1971)
    Find A Grave # 999080 Fielder for Pensacola Giants. WWI Vet 805 Pioneer Infantry.
  • Dr Eli Stanford Cobb (1889 - 1977)
    Find A Grave# 96948950 Sanford Cobb Jump to navigationJump to search Eli Sanford Cobb Born September 2, 1889 Pensacola, Florida Died March 17, 1977 Pensacola, Florida Occupation Physician Spouse Cora L...
  • BGen (USA) Charles Young (1864 - 1922)
    photograph taken of Colonel Charles Young in 1919. He was the third African American graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. National Park Service superintendent, the first African American milita...

Black soldiers served in the First World War, just as they served in the Civil War (on both sides), and the Spanish American War.

The war started in 1914 and ended in 1918, mostly in Europe, but also spread to the Far East and Africa. The United States did not get involved until 1917, when president Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany.

  • My wife's great uncle, Willie B. Daniel, served in this war.
  • Thomas Pridgett - singer "Ma" Rainey's brother