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Author Weir, William, 1928-
Title The encyclopedia of African American military history / William Weir ; foreword by Molefi Kete Asante ; preface by Lloyd Newton.
Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2004.

Author Weir, William, 1928-
Subject African American soldiers -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans -- History -- Dictionaries.
United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
United States -- History, Military -- Dictionaries.
Description 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-359) and index.
ISBN 1591021693 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC # 54865447
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Molefi Kete Asante13
 Preface / Lloyd Newton17
 Aberdeen (dates uncertain)25
 Abolition movement26
 African American sailors27
 African Americans in the American revolution30
 Air corps segregation33
 Airmen of fortune34
 Almond, Edward M. "Ned" (1892-1979)35
 Anderson, Aaron (dates uncertain)36
 Anderson, Charles "Chief" (1906-1996)37
 Anderson, Joseph B., Jr. (1944-)38
 Antigua (dates uncertain)39
 Attucks, Crispus (1723-1775)39
 Baker, Edward L., Jr. (dates uncertain)42
 Baker, Vernon (1920-)43
 Barnes, William H. (dates uncertain)44
 Beaty, Powhatan (dates uncertain)44
 Beaver Creek, battle of44
 Bell, Dennis (dates uncertain)47
 Biggs, Bradley (1920-)47
 Billy the kid and the buffalo soldiers51
 Black confederates55
 Black union militia57
 Blake, Robert (dates uncertain)59
 Boyne, Thomas (dates uncertain)59
 Brice's crossroads, battle of59
 Bronson, James H. (dates uncertain)60
 Brooks family61
 Brown, Benjamin (dates uncertain)62
 Brown, John (1800-1859)62
 Brown, Willa (1906-1992)66
 Brown, William H. (1836-?)67
 Brown, Wilson (1841-?)68
 Brownsville, Texas, "riot"68
 Buffalo soldiers72
 Buffalo soldiers RIP75
 Bullard, Eugene Jacques (1884-1961)80
 Bullis and his bullies81
 Bunker hill, battle of83
 Cabin Creek, battle of86
 Cameron, Simon (1799-1889)87
 Carney, William H. (dates uncertain)88
 Carrying the colors89
 Carter, Edward, Jr. (1916-1963)90
 Chaffin's farm, fighting at91
 Chasseurs d'Afrique93
 Chesapeake affair96
 Christiana, "battle" of97
 Civil war statistics98
 Claiborne, William C. C. (1775-1817)99
 Coffey, Cornelius R. (1903-1994)100
 Coleman, Bessie (1892-1926)101
 Colonial wars103
 Contraband of war104
 Contraband sailors106
 Crater, battle of the107
 Davis, Benjamin O., Jr. (1921-2002)109
 Davis, Benjamin O., Sr. (1877-1970)113
 David, Ed (dates uncertain)117
 Deep bottom, battle of119
 Denny, John (dates uncertain)119
 Dorman, Isaiah (1821-1876)119
 Dorsey, Decatur (dates uncertain)121
 Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)121
 Dunmore's Ethiopian regiment124
 Emancipation proclamation126
 Exodus to freedom129
 Factor, Pompey (1849-1928)132
 Fagen, David (dates uncertain)133
 Fifth platoons134
 Fifty-fourth Massachusetts infantry regiment137
 First Rhode Island regiment139
 Flipper, Henry O. (1856-1940)140
 Forrest, Nathan Bedford (1821-1877)143
 Forsythe, Albert Edward (1897-1986)144
 Fort Griswold massacre146
 Fort Pillow massacre147
 Fox, John R. (1918-1944)148
 Freeman field "mutiny"149
 Fremont's emancipation order151
 Frustrating Jeff Davis152
 Gardiner, James (dates uncertain)154
 Gibson, Truman K., Jr. (1912-)154
 Gillem committee156
 Golden thirteen158
 Gravely, Samuel L., Jr. (1922-)161
 Greaves, Clinton (1855-?)163
 Harris, James H. (dates uncertain)165
 Hastie, William (1904-1976)165
 Hawkins, Thomas R. (dates uncertain)168
 Hilton, Alfred B. (dates uncertain)168
 Holland, Milton M. (1844-?)168
 Honey Springs, battle of168
 Houston, Texas, riot170
 Hunter, David (1802-1866)173
 Island Mounds, battle of174
 James, Daniel "Chappie" (1920-1978)175
 James, Miles (dates uncertain)178
 James, Willy (?-1945)178
 Jeffrey, "Major" (dates uncertain)179
 Jim Crow in the military181
 Johnson, Henry (dates uncertain)182
 Jordan, George (dates uncertain)183
 Kansas and the black volunteers184
 Kelly, Alexander (dates uncertain)187
 Lafayette, James (?-1830)187
 Lamson, David (dates uncertain)189
 Lane, James H. (1814-1866)190
 Lawson, John (1837-?)192
 Lee, Fitz (1866-1899)193
 Lee, John C. (dates uncertain)193
 Lew, Barzillai (dates uncertain)195
 Lexington and Concord, battles of196
 Lyles, Lester L. (1947-)197
 Malveaux, Vincent (dates uncertain)198
 Mays, Isaiah (1858-?)199
 McBryar, William (1861-?)199
 Medal of honor199
 Mexican war201
 Mifflin, James (1839-?)202
 Military demographics202
 Militia Act of 1862204
 Miller, Dorie (1919-1943)205
 Milliken's Bend, battle of206
 Mobile Bay, battle of208
 Mysterious medals of honor209
 Nashville, battle of210
 National airmen's association of American (NAAA)212
 Navy bands213
 Negro Fort and the first Seminole war214
 New Orleans, battle of217
 Newton, Lloyd W. (1942-)219
 Ninety-ninth pursuit squadron220
 Ninety-second and ninety-third infantry divisions221
 Paine, Adam (dates uncertain)225
 Pay differential in the Civil War225
 Payne, Isaac (1854-1904)227
 Pease, Joachim (dates uncertain)227
 Penn, Robert (1872-?)228
 Pershing, John J. (1860-1948)228
 Pershing's secret memo231
 Petersburg, fighting at232
 Philippine war234
 Pinn, Robert A. (1843-?)237
 Port Chicago mutiny237
 Port Hudson, battle of238
 Powell, Colin L. (1937-)240
 Princeton, Arkansas, battle of244
 Pursuit of Pancho Villa246
 Randolph, Bernard P. (1933-)247
 Ratcliffe, Edward (dates uncertain)248
 Rebel reaction to black soldiers249
 Red Ball Express251
 Reenslavement of revolutionary soldiers252
 Response to Ft. Sumter, north253
 Response to Ft. Sumter, south254
 Rivers, Reuben (?-1944)256
 Robb, George S. (dates uncertain)257
 Robinson, Roscoe, Jr. (1928-1993)257
 Roosevelt, Eleanor (1884-1962)259
 Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)262
 Salt war264
 San Juan Hill campaign267
 Saving General Carr270
 Second and third Seminole wars272
 Seminole Negro Indian scouts275
 Shaw, Thomas (dates uncertain)279
 Sisson, Jack (1743-1821)279
 Salves in the Civil War280
 Smalls, Robert (1839-1915)282
 Soldiers or laborers?284
 Spencer and White (dates uncertain)285
 Stance, Emanuel (dates uncertain)287
 Stowers, Freddie (1897-1918)288
 Thomas, Charles L. (1920-?)288
 Thompkins, William H. (1872-1916)289
 369th infantry regiment289
 332nd fighter group291
 Triple nickles292
 Troubles on the border293
 Tuskegee airmen297
 United States colored troops (USCT)298
 Veal, Charles (1832-?)300
 Victorio (1825-1880)300
 Vietnam shipboard troubles305
 Volunteer military309
 Wagner Battery, assault on314
 Waller, Calvin (1930-)317
 Walley, Augustus (dates uncertain)319
 Wanton, George H. (1868-1940)319
 Ward, John (1848-1911)319
 Watson, George (?-1943)319
 Williams, Cathay (1842-1924)320
 Williams, Moses (dates uncertain)321
 Wilson, William O. (dates uncertain)321
 Wood, Brent (dates uncertain)321
 World War II statistics322
 Yankee slave catchers325
 Young, Charles (1864-1922)326
 Zumwalt, Elmo (1920-2000)330

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