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By Catherine Reef

ISBN-10: 0816078394

ISBN-13: 9780816078394

ISBN-10: 1438130961

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URL: http://www. id=48978. Downloaded on August 19, 2008. “Lieutenant General Lloyd J. ” Fort Bragg. Available online. army. htm. Downloaded on August 18, 2008. Tyson, Ann Scott. “Hands-on General Is Next No. ” Washington Post, January 13, 2008, p. A4. B Foreseeing a limited future in civilian life, Baker enlisted in the army on June 6, 1941. After boot camp, he was assigned to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where knowing how to type earned him the company clerk’s job. By December 1941, when the United States entered World War II, he held the rank of sergeant.

Courtesy of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University Archives) to Washington to plead his case in person, and his persistence paid off. He was permitted to take the qualifying exam, which he passed. S. Colored Troops, which was part of a larger force being sent to Beaufort, South Carolina. , a facility that treated many of the refugees from slavery who were arriving daily in the District of Columbia. In this way he became the first African American to head a hospital anywhere in the United States.

Having established himself in Canada, which until 1867 was a colony of Britain, he became a British subject. Augusta followed closely events in the United States leading up to the American Civil War. The formation of the first African-American regiments in fall 1862 inspired in him a desire to return to the nation of his birth and aid in the war against slavery. €. ” Lincoln passed along Augusta’s letter to the Army Medical Board. At the time the board was having trouble finding enough qualified physicians to serve in the army and with African-American troops in particular.

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