LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
WORLD WAR I
"COLORED MEN OFF FOR WAR"
The Florence Times, Friday, July 19, 1918, p. 4.
COLORED MEN OFF FOR WAR
Twenty-Five Soldiers Left Florence
Yesterday for Camp Pike
Following the departure of twenty-one white men for Camp Sevier last Tuesday, on yesterday twenty-five colored men took their departure for military service, their destination being Camp Pike. The list is composed of the following names:
Bodie Cuningham George Armstead Ernest Williams Joe Parker Howard Harden Henry E. Harris Richard Simpson George W. Mitchell Henry Simpson Sam Stewart Dan Houston Theodore Gray Tom Shears Arthur Weakley Joe Edwards Jack Bailey Jesse Ingram Tom Shelton Will Duncan William Thompson Alonzo Reed Horace J. Freeman Jesse Barnett Shelby Timmons Ed Duckett Alternates. Luther Johnson Ed Vaughn Alex Armstead William Wilson Jackson Hooks Fayette Brewster Tenny Simpson Ed Rushing Cornelius Beasley Albert Wilson
Following these two contingents, on the 25th of July, next, forty-five white men will leave Florence for Camp Hancock, Ga., to join the colors. It is announced that this last contingent will leave at 5 o'clock in the morning.
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