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Ninety-second, 92nd Division (Negroes) during WWI
365th, 367th, 368th Infantry (Inf.)
349th, 350th, 351st Artillery (Art.)
349th, 350th, 351st Machine Gun (M. G.)
317th Engineers (Eng.)
Major Generals Commanding: C. G. Ballou, C. H. Martin.
Engaged: Alsace Front.

Ninety-third, 93rd Division (Negroes) during WWI
? Infantry (Inf.)
? Artillery (Art.)
? Machine Gun (M. G.)
? Engineers (Eng.)
Generals Commanding: ?
Arriving and organizing when armistice signed.

Source on the Divisions: America's Army and its Part in the Great War - copyright by W. C. Both, Chicago (36-page booklet). 

Also see: Scott's Official History of The American Negro in World War I (online book with illustrations) by Emmett J. Scott, AM., LL.D., Special Adjutant to Secretary of War 6-1-2007


Colored Troops from the United States at rifle practice behind the lines in France.

Colored Troops from the United States at rifle practice behind the lines in France. (page 435)

Source: The People's War Book and Atlas: Colored Maps and Natural Wonders of the World containing 2 books:

  1. The People's War Book: History, Cyclopaedia and Chronology of the Great War (and Canada's Part in the War) by James Martin and H. S. Canfield; Copyrighted and published in 1920 by The R. C. Barnum Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 520 pages
  2. The People's Pictorial Atlas of the World by George Wharton James and Alan H. Burgoyne, and Elmore Elliot Peake; Copyrighted and published in 1920 by The R. C. Barnum Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 392 pages

This was the "Autographed Edition" which was signed by Colonel W. A. Bishop, the World's Ace of Aces.

 

A little recreation for colored soldiers attached to the 23rd Engineers, Regiment.

"A little recreation for colored soldiers attached to the 23rd Engineers, Regiment." (page 272)

Source: The People's War Book and Atlas: Colored Maps and Natural Wonders of the World containing 2 books:

  1. The People's War Book: History, Cyclopaedia and Chronology of the Great War (and Canada's Part in the War) by James Martin and H. S. Canfield; Copyrighted and published in 1920 by The R. C. Barnum Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 520 pages
  2. The People's Pictorial Atlas of the World by George Wharton James and Alan H. Burgoyne, and Elmore Elliot Peake; Copyrighted and published in 1920 by The R. C. Barnum Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 392 pages

This was the "Autographed Edition" which was signed by Colonel W. A. Bishop, the World's Ace of Aces.

 

Colored troops on guard in France.

Colored troops on guard in France. (page 272)

Source: The People's War Book and Atlas: Colored Maps and Natural Wonders of the World containing 2 books:

  1. The People's War Book: History, Cyclopaedia and Chronology of the Great War (and Canada's Part in the War) by James Martin and H. S. Canfield; Copyrighted and published in 1920 by The R. C. Barnum Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 520 pages
  2. The People's Pictorial Atlas of the World by George Wharton James and Alan H. Burgoyne, and Elmore Elliot Peake; Copyrighted and published in 1920 by The R. C. Barnum Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 392 pages

This was the "Autographed Edition" which was signed by Colonel W. A. Bishop, the World's Ace of Aces.

 

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