11 x 8.5 in. partly printed invoice (old creases, adhesive residue to verso).
The document lists 2 wall tents with flies and pins transferred by Captain Amos S. Kimball (1840-1909), assistant quartermaster at Fort Brown, Texas, issued to major James Nichols, the U.S. Army Paymaster at Fort Brown, which in 1874 was the home to both the 9th US Cavalry and the 24th US Infantry Buffalo Soldiers regiments. Captain Kimball served as first lieutenant in the 98th New York volunteers during the Civil War and was promoted to captain and assistant quartermaster in April 1864. After the War, he transferred to the Regular Army was assigned to the 24th Infantry as assistant quartermaster. He was subsequently promoted to major in 1883, lieut. colonel in 1894, and colonel in 1898. He retired from the army as a brigadier general in 1902. Major James Nichols also served in the Civil War and was brevetted as a lieut. colonel of volunteers on 13 March 1865. He was appointed Major and Paymaster, US Army on 17 January 1867 and served at several posts on the Wester frontier including Fort Brown until he resigned his commission on 23 July 1875.
Our First Colored Hero of the Worlds War: Capt. Neadom [sic] Roberts. Trenton, NJ: J. Raw, [ca 1919]. 4 x 6 3/4 in. offset lithograph (creases with some tears, mounted to cardboard). Needham Roberts (1901-1949), an American soldier who fought with the Harlem Hellfighters (369th Infantry Regiment) is billed here as the "first colored hero" of the first World War and was awarded both the Purple Heart and the Croix de Guerre for his valor.
The Buffalo Soldiers: Unsung Guardians of the Frontier. Guns & Ammo. January 1986. Laminated as one sheet 21 1/2 x 11 in. (some toning).
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