AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
pianist Bud Powell's ancestors
Since my last post, I have widened my search for Powell's paternal grandfather. While I still believe that the most likely place to find his name is on a list of those African-American volunteers who served in the Spanish-Amercian War, it's possible that he was also involved in the Brownsville (Texas) Incident.
I consider this remote: If he served in Cuba, or in a company that was called up, at that time, for Cuba but didn't leave the US, then it's unlikely that he was also in Texas ten years later. But I don't want to rule out anything.
So: How can I see the list of soldiers who were at Brownsville at that time -- is the group that President Carter pardoned listed somewhere on the internet? And is that list comprehensive?
I would also like any leads to information about an incident, which involved African-American soldiers, that happened in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. I believe that a shooting took place that had nothing to do with the combat. Rather, it was an incident that required a military disciplining of the soldiers involved.
Does anyone know if, for instance, Coston's book discusses this incident? Powell's grandfather might've been involved in it.
Thanks for any leads.