Unnamed Negro Soldiers

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Unnamed Negro Soldiers
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Unnamed Negro Soldiers
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Armed Forces
Specific Job: 
Soldiers
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This icon represents the other black soldiers whom Caspey Strother mentions in the stories about World War I he tells his family. He never mentions any of their names, usually referring to them as "boys," but he does refer specifically to two: "de Captain's dog-robber" and "a school boy" (59). (Caspey's stories are obviously wild exaggerations, if not outright inventions, but there were large numbers of African American soldiers -- enlisted men, draftees and officers -- who served during the war in one of the two all-black divisions created by the U.S. Army.)

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