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By Brian G. Shellum

An unheralded army hero, Charles younger (1864–1922) used to be the 3rd black graduate of West element, the 1st African American nationwide park superintendent, the 1st black U.S. army attaché, the 1st African American officer to command a customary military regiment, and the highest-ranking black officer within the general military till his dying. Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment tells the tale of the fellow who—willingly or not—served as a standard-bearer for his race within the officer corps for almost thirty years, and who, if now not for racial prejudice, could became the 1st African American general.
 
Brian G. Shellum describes how, in the course of his awesome military profession, younger used to be shuffled one of the few assignments deemed appropriate for a black officer in a white man’s army—the Buffalo Soldier regiments, an African American university, and diplomatic posts in black republics equivalent to Liberia. still, he used his adventure to set up himself as an outstanding cavalry officer. He used to be a colonel at the eve of the U.S.’ access into international conflict I, whilst severe scientific difficulties and racial intolerance denied him command and ended his occupation. Shellum’s publication seeks to revive a hero to the ranks of army background; even as, it informs our knowing of the position of race within the historical past of the yank military.

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