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Re: Henry O. Flipper
In Response To: Re: Henry O. Flipper ()

Here are the answers to my questions in my last post these are little know aspect of the history of the period, I am referring to the Chief Musician who was an army enlisted man during this period in the case of the four black units he was white until after the turn of the century. The other important point is that four Black Chaplains, Henry V. Plummer, 1884-1894, Allen Allensworth, 1886-1906, George W. Prioleau, 1895-1919, Theophilus G. Steward, 1891-1907, William T. Anderson 1897-1910, three black officers of the regular army. Army Paymaster, John R. Lynch (1898-1911) retired as a major in 1911, Benjamin O. Davis Sr, served with the 9th and 10th cavalry from 1901-1948 and John E. Green, 1901-1928 with the 25th Infantry. Black privates and NCOs served in the Signal, Medical, Ord, QM, Eng. Corps in integrated companies throughout this period I am not suggesting that there were thousands but the point is they did serve in those units. It is of interest that one soldier Richard Miller who served during the Civil War and during the post war years retired from the 9th Cavalry in 1905 as Regimental QM Sergeant was born in Bombay India. Starting in 1899 Filipino's would enlist in the four black regiments and several would still be in the regiments at the outbreak of World War 2.The other black units or detachments were the West Point detachment of Cavalry, 1907 to 1931 when it became part of the 10th Cavalry, The Cavalry School detachment colored at Fort Riley, Kansas, 1907 until 1922 when it became part of the 9th Cavalry, The Infantry School detachment colored 1907 to 1922 when it became part of the 24th Infantry, and the last was the Artillery School detachment colored Fort Sill, Ok 1907-1940.

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