African Americans at War: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 692 pages
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I have not read this entire book but I can tell you that the writer/compiler/publisher did not do their research on all subjects. There is a section on my Great-great-great grandfather, Benjamin Fleming, the last survivor of Perry's fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie. The source for the section comes from an erroneous account published by Karen James claiming he was of African-American descent. This is a false claim. In researching census records, published accounts from local history, family records, and more it was discovered that Karen James claim was based on her own biased views and a single census record from 1870 that shows Catherine Fleming, Benjamin's widow, and her adult son, Benjamin, living with a mixed race family AFTER Benjamin Fleming had passed away in May of 1870. The additional claim that his wife was denied a pension is also false as she died in1871 and the adult son Benjamin died of smallpox in 1872. Every record from the time Benjamin came to Erie to his death clearly indicates he was of Scottish-Irish descent, both of his parents being born outside this country. He was shown to be white in every record including his death record in 1870. Please research what you read and be ready to prove what is in this book as it appears the authors were ready to accept questionable material. 

Contents

Little Rock Nine
256
Long Donald Russell 19391966
257
Louvestre Mary
258
M
259
Marne Second Battle of the July 15August 5 1918
261
Mason USS DE529 19441947
263
Massacre Canyon September 18 1879
264
September 26 November 11 1918
265

Amistad Case 1839
48
Anderson Webster b 1933
49
Apache Wars 18771879 and 18801881
50
Archer Lee Buddy Jr 1922
56
Armed Forces Equal Opportunity Survey
57
Ashley Eugene Jr 19311968
59
Attucks Crispus 17231770
60
Austin Oscar Palmer 19481969
62
B
63
Barnes William H 183011866
64
Beaty Powhatan 18371916
66
Bell Dennis 18661953
67
Black Barry C b 1948
68
Blake Robert
72
Boston Massacre March 5 1770
74
Brashear Carl Maxie b 1931
75
Brown Jesse LeRoy 19261950
76
Brown Roscoe C Jr b 1922
77
Brown Wesley Anthony b 1927
78
Brown Willa Chappell 19061992
79
Bryant William Maud 19331969
80
Buffalo Soldiers
81
Bulge Battle of the 19441945
85
Bullard Eugene Jacques 18941961
86
Bunker Hill Battle of June 17 1775
87
Bureau of Colored Troops
88
C
93
Camp Nelson Kentucky
94
Carney William Harvey 18401908
95
Carter Edward Allen Jr 19161963
97
Cash John Anthony Sr 19361998
98
Heights Battle of September 2930 1864
99
Champagne Offensive 1918
100
Charlton Cornelius 19291951
101
Battle of Belleau Wood 1918
102
Cherry Frederick 1928
103
Christophe Henri 17671820
104
Coleman Bessie 18921926
105
Colonial America
106
Coloured Corps War of 1812
109
Croix de Guerre
117
Cromwell Oliver 17531853
119
D
121
Davis Benjamin Oliver Sr 18801970
124
Davis Calvin Clark d 1944
127
Davis Rodney Maxwell 19421967
128
Dorman Isaiah 1821?1876
129
Dorsey Decatur 18361891
130
Doughty Gene b 1924
134
Douglass Frederick ca18171895
135
Draft Riots 1863
142
Drew Dr Charles Richard 19041950
144
Du Bois William Edward Burghardt 18681963
145
Dunmore Proclamation November 7 1775
146
E
149
1812 War of
150
8th United States Colored Troops Civil War
157
El Caney Battle of July 1 1898
158
Emancipation Proclamation January 1 1863
160
Europe James Reese 18811919
165
Executive Order 9981
166
F
169
54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment Civil War
171
59th United States Colored Troops Civil War
174
57th United States Colored Troops Civil War
175
1st Louisiana Native Guards Civil War
176
1st North Carolina Colored Volunteers Civil War
179
1st Rhode Island Regiment American Revolution
180
1st South Carolina Volunteers Civil War
181
Battalion Triple Nickles World War II
182
Fleming Benjamin 17821870
184
Flipper Henry Ossian 18561940
185
Forrest George
187
Fort Blakely Battle of March 31April 9 1865
188
December 24 1864 and January 1315 1865
189
Fort Leavenworth Kansas
190
Fort Pillow Massacre April 12 1864
191
Fort Wagner Battle of July 18 1863
193
Forty Acres and a Mule
194
48th and 49th Volunteers Philippines
197
Fourteenth Amendment 1868
198
Heavy Artillery Civil War
199
Freedmens Bureau
200
Freeman Field Incident
201
G
203
Gifu 1950
204
Golden Thirteen
205
Gravely Samuel Lee Jr b 1922
207
Green Mountain Boys
208
Gulf War 1991
209
H
213
Harlem Hellfighters
214
Haynes Lemuel 17531833
216
Healy Michael Morris 18391903
217
Houston Riots 1917
219
I
223
J
225
Miles 18291871
227
James Willy F Jr 19201945
228
Jenkins Robert H Jr 19481969
229
Joel Lawrence 19281984
232
Johnson Hazel Winifred
233
Johnson Henry 18971929
234
Johnson Ralph H 19491968
236
Julian Hubert Eustace Fauntleroy 1897?1983
237
K
239
Korean War 19501953
240
L
249
Lake Erie Battle of September 10 1813
250
Langhorn Garfield M 19481969
251
Jr 19351967
252
Leonard Matthew 19291967
253
Lew Barzillai 17431821 or 1822
254
Lexington and Concord Battles of April 19 1775
255
Military Intelligence African Americans in
266
Militia Act of 1792
269
Dorie 19191943
270
Montford Point Marines World War II
271
Montgomerys Brigade 18631864 Civil War
272
the Advancement of Colored People NAACP
275
N
276
December 1814 January 1815
278
99th PursuitFighter Squadron World War II
279
92d Division World War I
282
93d Division World War I
284
9th Cavalry
287
O
293
Olive Milton Lee III 19461965
294
Olustee Battle of February 20 1864
296
102d US Colored Troops USCT
297
P
299
PC1264 USS 19441948 World War II
301
Philippine Insurrection 18991902
302
Pierce Adam b 1756
304
Pitts Riley Leroy 19371967
305
Poison Spring Massacre April 18 1864
306
Poor Salem 17471834
307
Port Chicago Mutiny 1944
308
Port Hudson Battle of May 27 1863
309
Potters Raid April 1865
310
Powell Colin Luther b 1937
311
R
317
August 25 November 16 1944
318
Richmond Battles of 1864
320
Rivers Ruben d 1944
322
Robeson Paul Leroy 18921976
323
Robinson John C
325
Rogers Charles Calvin 19291990
326
Buffalo Soldiers SpanishAmerican War
327
S
329
Saltville Massacre Battle of Saltville October 23 1864
331
San Juan Hill Battle of July 1 1898
332
Sargent Ruppert Leon 19381967
335
Sasser Clarence Eugene b 1947
336
Selective Service Acts 1917 and 1940
349
SeminoleNegro Scouts 18701914
351
Service Units of World War II African American
353
761st Black Panthers Tank Battalion World War II
361
Sims Clifford Chester 19421968
362
6888th Postal Battalion World War II
363
Smith James Webster 18501876
365
Battle of July 16 1863
366
SpanishAmerican War 1898
367
Spanish Civil War 19361938
375
Spartanburg Incident 1917
378
Stance Emanuel Edmund c 18471887
379
Stowers Freddie d 1918
381
T
383
Thirteenth Amendment 1865
388
34th Regiment Civil War
389
Thomas Charles L 19201980
390
Thompson William Henry 19271950
391
370th Infantry Regiment World War I
392
371st Infantry Regiment World War I
394
372d Infantry Regiment World War I
395
369th Infantry Regiment Harlem Hellfighters
397
332d Fighter Group World War II
399
Trenton Battle of December 26 1776
400
Trinidad Disturbance July 1943
401
Tubman Harriet c 18201913
402
Turner Henry McNeal 18341915
404
Tuskegee Airmen World War II
406
25th Infantry Regiment
410
24th Infantry Regiment
413
Volunteer Infantry Civil War
418
23d Kansas Volunteer Infantry
419
Tye Colonel Titus 17531780?
420
U
423
US Air Force
426
US Army
431
US Army Interwar Period 19181941
456
US Coast Guard
465
of Kentucky Civil War
470
US Marine Corps
471
US Navy
487
Ute War 1879
498
V
501
W
505
Waller Calvin 19371996
506
Wanton George Henry 18681940
507
Warren John E Jr 19461969
508
Watson George 19151943
509
Wereth Massacre December 17 1944
510
Wham Paymaster Robbery May 11 1889
513
Williams Cathay 18421892?
514
Wilson William Othello 18671928
515
Womens Army Auxiliary Corps
517
Womens Reserve of the US Navy WAVES
521
World War I 19141918
523
World War II
537
World War II Infantry Replacements
576
Y
585
Z
589
Chronology
593
United States Colored Artillery Formation and Service Records of
639
United States Colored Cavalry Formation and Service Records of
645
United States Colored Troops Formation and Service Records of
649
Battles of
701
Buffalo Soldier Postings 18651917
723
I Recruitment Camps and Postings African American Troops
727
and Korean War Recruitment Camps African American Troops
733
Chronology 19451953
741
Medal of Honor
747
Historic Sites of African American Military Significance
769
Bibliography
775
Index
785
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