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Taken: Circa 1895
Caption: Christian Fleetwood - appointed major and commanding officer, Sixth Battalion, D.C. National Guard
Additional Description: on July 18, 1887. The "Washington Cadet Corps", organized and commanded by Captain D. Graham on June 12, 1880, was expanded into the Sixth Battalion, D.C. National Guard with Fleetwood appointed major and commanding officer. After reorganizations, several African-American battalions were consolidated into the First Separate Battalion in 1891. Passed over as its commanding officer, Fleetwood resigned in 1892.
Submitted: September 24, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p286816
File Size: 0.016 Megabytes
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