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Black Soldiers in World War I

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  • 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...
  • Robert Milton, Sr (1896 - 1971)
    Find A Grave # 999080 Right Fielder for Pensacola Giants. WWI Vet 805 Pioneer Infantry.
  • Dr Eli Stanford Cobb (1889 - 1977)
    Find A Grave# 96948950 Eli Sanford Cobb Jump to navigationJump to search Eli Sanford Cobb Born September 2, 1889 Pensacola, Florida Died March 17, 1977 Pensacola, Florida Occupation Physician Spous...
  • Col. Charles Young, USA (1864 - 1922)
    Portrait 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 Amer...
  • Private Leon L Brown (1897 - 1933)
    Find A Grave 36156929 Leon L. Brown aka Uncle Bozi, was a Private in the United States Army -319-SERV.BV OMC. In 1935, a circus troupe performing in Pensacola, Florida accidentally discovered a forg...

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