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Re: Roster of 371st Infantry Regiment, WW1
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That's very interesting. Everything we have points to there only being four Black officers remaining with the 372nd after about 09/15/18, namely:
"The intention of the commanding officer was to have either "all white" or "all colored" officers in the regiment and it was apparent that there were to be all white. Seventy-seven colored officers were releived in this manner, and the four that remained were the two dental officers and the two chaplains."
We've found other sources that also seem to confirm this outcome.
I'm planning a trip to the Archives in late July with the specific purpose of finding the transcripts of the 'Courts of Elimination', as well as anything relating to the removal of the Black oficers. If possible, I'd like to get together with you at some point after that to compare notes (I'm only 30 minutes from Fredricksburg).
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