African American Volunteers


Cincinnati Enquirer, 21 September 1899, page 12


Yesterday was another red letter day at Ft Thomas in regard to the arrival of recruits for the Forty-eighth Colored Regiment of volunteers.  Sixty-eight reported, making a total of 144 enlisted so far.  They came from Lexington, Knoxville and Washington.  Among the number were three officers of the Ninth Cavalry, stationed at Ft Hutt, Ariz. Captain W H Brown, formerly Seargeant Major of the above regiment; First Lieutenant William H Allen, ex Sergeant of the Ninth Cavalry and First Lieutenant John H Brown.

The local recruiting station yesterday received four negroes for the Forty-eighth Volunteer Infantry.  The men arrived from Providence R. I.


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