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"Army Pvt. James H. Ingram."
A photo and brief bio of Florence native and US Army Pvt James H. Ingram, a 1958 Burrell graduate who enlisted in December of 1958, completed basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC and had just completed a 15-week radio-teletype course at Southeastern…
"Army Recruiting Attracting Many"
A Friday, September 5, 1947 Florence Herald report on the recent enlistment of four Lauderdale County men in the US Army, including African-American Herbert Beckwith of 643 West College Street, Florence.
"Colored Mass Meeting"
"Negroes Hold Big Patriotic Meeting"
An April 12, 1917 Florence Herald notice for an upcoming mass meeting of the Tri-Cities black community (to which whites are also invited) at the Courthouse in Florence on Tuesday night, April 17, at 7:30 pm for the purposes of discussing the…
"Colored Soldiers Go Forth"
An August 9, 1918 Florence Times report of "another contingent of colored men" who left Florence for basic training at Camp McClellan at Anniston, the men identified as: Ernest Gordon, Bill Martin, Willie Chisholm, Albert Wilson, John L. Chessier, …
"Confederate Veterans Have Annual Picnic"
A Thursday, September 18, 1919 Florence Herald report on the annual United Confederate Veterans reunion at Mars Hill, in Lauderdale County, which noted the names of all the attendees, including Peter Stewart (ca. 1825-1925) a former slave who along…
Two February 27, 1919 Florence Herald Articles reporting that the city government of Florence planted a row of "Victory Trees" on Morrison Avenue in Florence "last Friday" to honor the soldiers of Lauderdale County, black and white, killed in the…
"No Slackers Here"
A June 7, 1917 Florence Herald report on the registration for the draft in Lauderdale County, which showed that out of 690 registrations in the Florence beat, 250 were African-American, and in the Woodland and Smithsonia beats of the bend of the…
"U. S. Army Calls for Negroes"
An April 12, 1917 Florence Herald notice that the US Army is looking for Negro men to enlist and that they may do so at the recruiting station in the Federal Post Office Building.
"U. S. Nitrate Plant No. Two One of Busiest Places in South"
A December 19, 1918 Florence Herald report on US Nitrate Plant No. 2 which gives the total number of workers as 15,170 then gives a breakdown of the number of workers in the various sections and camps of the plant, including a breakdown of the…
"Veterans advocate honored as Kentucky Colonel"
This is a newspaper article about Colonel Thomas McKnight, a Tuscumbia resident and military veterans advocate.