Item #19993 "Charge of the Colored Troops", Spanish American War Chromolithographic Large Image. Spanish–American War Black Troops.
"Charge of the Colored Troops", Spanish American War Chromolithographic Large Image
"Charge of the Colored Troops", Spanish American War Chromolithographic Large Image
"Charge of the Colored Troops", Spanish American War Chromolithographic Large Image
"Charge of the Colored Troops", Spanish American War Chromolithographic Large Image
"Charge of the Colored Troops", Spanish American War Chromolithographic Large Image

"Charge of the Colored Troops", Spanish American War Chromolithographic Large Image

[African American troops] [Spanish–American War] "Charge of the Colored Troops",James Lee, Chicago: 1907. Large chromolithographic image, measuring 15.75 x 20 inches. A powerful depiction of the 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers charging with drawn swords and bayonets during the Battle of San Juan Hill which was a major battle of the Spanish–American War.. Among them is a black standard bearer charging with the American flag. The battle was the "greatest victory" for the the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry (AKA Rough Riders), began an assault supporting the the 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers up Kettle Hill, these black troops of the 10th Cavalry lost 26 men, however, five were decorated with Medals of Honor for their bravery and war efforts. Theodore Roosevelt commented "… no one can tell whether it was the Rough Riders or the men of the 9th who came forward with the greater courage to offer their lives in the service of their country." Pershing later recalled that: ...the entire command moved forward as coolly as though the buzzing of bullets was the humming of bees. White regiments, black regiments, regulars and Rough Riders, representing the young manhood of the North and the South, fought shoulder to shoulder, unmindful of race or color" making this battle the first seriously integrated military campaign in U.S. history. Very good condition but with a several small chips and half inch loss at upper corner in the sky.

Item #19993

Price: $3,200.00