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8th Illinois Volunteer Inf.Span-Am War Names


If anyone is intetrested ,There is a list of names of black Span-Am War veterans of the 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.The list includes rank,name,company,and place of residence.Go to for this list and many interesting photos.I have compiled names of Metro St.Louis area veterans from this list also.Great site and a great source.The 8th also later served in the Mexican Border Campaign in 1916 and in WW1,redesignated 370th Infantry Illinois National Guard part of the 93rd Div.In France it served as part of the 59th French Division.From the unit's first existance until summer 1918 ,it was the only regiment in the US that was made up of all Blacks from the Regimental Colonel down to the Private.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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