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Newport Barracks Soldiers

 

Cincinnati Daily Enquirer, 6 Oct 1865, page 2

The Newport Garrison is to be hereafter garrisoned with colored troops.

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Cincinnati Daily Enquirer, 13 May 1870, page 7

NEWPORT

JULIA ANN MATHEWS, the colored cook at the Newport Barracks, who cut John Anderson, a colored soldier on the arm with a knife on Tuesday, was fined $80 and costs by the Mayor yesterday morning.

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Cincinnati Daily Enquirer, 21 Sep 1871, page 7

NEWPORT

Two young men named George Smith and George Elliott took it into their hands on Tuesday afternoon, to "clean out" as they expressed it, the Newport Barracks.  They commenced by throwing stones at the windows of the Barracks buildings, which soon brought out a number of soldiers and quite a melee ensued.  Smith and Elliott made brickbats, stones and other missiles fly around at a dangerous rate for a few minutes, but they were finally overpowered by superior numbers and most unmercifully thrashed, as they richly deserved.

Sergeant John Orr received quite a severe cut about his eye by being struck with at stone and a colored soldier was somewhat injured.

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Cincinnati Enquirer, 11 Aug 1875, page 7

NEWPORT

Twenty white recruits and one colored were accepted at the Barracks yesterday.  The supposition is that the troops at the Barracks will soon hear from the Paymaster.

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Cincinnati Enquirer, 16 November 1875, page 2

NEWPORT

SEVENTY-FIVE colored troops left last evening under command of Lieutenant Burbank, for Texas.

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Cincinnati Enquirer, 3 April 1876, page 1

It is rumored that a regiment of colored troops will be sent to Newport, with a full drum corps, to keep the people of that town in good humor, but his story has probably been set afloat by Columbus people to vex the chivalrous souls of such men as Hon. Gawge Hawdge. (George Hodge)

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Cincinnati Enquirer, 8 August 1877, page 7

NEWPORT

The colored troops fought well.

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Cincinnati Enquirer, 28 Aug 1879, page 2

NEWPORT

The soldiers and sailors of the late war, colored, will have a reunion at Manchester, Ohio, on Friday  next. An excursion from the city will leave on the steamer Ellen McCoy.

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