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Re: California Military Trail Blazers

First Lieutenants Thomas McAdoo, of San Diego, California; J. W. Clark, J. Jl. White, Thomas E. Moodey, W. H. Bettis,. Levi Holt, Allen Lattimore, A. K. Barnett, served with Twenty-third Kansas Volunteer Negro regiment. Second Lieutenants Henry Taylor, A. M. Booker, William Green., J. D. Harkless, N. Singletary, George E. Payne, Oscar Oven, now of AJ1ensworth, California. The First BattaHon, Companies A, B, 0 and D, commanded by Major John M. Brown; Second Battalion, Companies E, F, G and H. commanded by Major GeorRe F. Ford, of Twenty-third Kansas Volunteer regiment.

William Beck, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Beck, served during the Spanish-American War as gunner's mate of the fiag ship of the American Fleet. Second Gunner's Mate :Mr. Fred Overr, now of Pasadena. served on the Iowa of the American Fleet.

The following are the names of the non-commissioned officers of the Twenty-fourth United States Infantry of Negro soldiers. These men all won high commissions when they graduated from the Separate Training Camp at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. The names are here recorded as they were in the Twenty-fourth Infantry: Regimental non~commissioned staff officers Walter B. Williams, regimental sergeant major; Thomas E. Green, band leader; George A. Holland, Charles Ecton and George W. Winston. regimental supply sergeants; Elijah H. Goodwin, battalion sergeant major; Thomas A. Firmes, battalion sergeant major; Genoa S. Washington, battalion sergeant major; Ros:oe Ellis, color sergeant; John W. DeHaven, color sergeant. :Many of these men now ive in California.

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