Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument

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Col. Charles Young House
Colonel Charles Young House, front and western side.jpg
Front and side of the house
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument is located in Ohio
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
Location Wilberforce, Ohio
Coordinates 39°41′23″N 83°53′28″W / 39.68972°N 83.89111°W / 39.68972; -83.89111Coordinates: 39°41′23″N 83°53′28″W / 39.68972°N 83.89111°W / 39.68972; -83.89111
Built 1864
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No style listed
Governing body Public (National Park Service)
NRHP Reference # 74001506
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 30, 1974[1]
Designated NHL May 30, 1974[2]

The Colonel Charles Young house is a National Historic Landmark in Wilberforce, Ohio. A career U.S. Army officer, Charles Young was born into slavery in Kentucky in 1864. He was the third African American graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. national park superintendent, the first African American military attaché, and the highest ranking black officer in the United States Army until his death in 1922. He also taught military science at Wilberforce University.

On March 25, 2013 under the Antiquities Act, President Barack Obama designated the house as the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service.[3][4] To be operated as a house museum with exhibits as well about the Buffalo Soldiers, it is not yet open for public visitation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Colonel Charles Young House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Presidential Proclamation -- Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument". The White House, Office of the Press Secretary. March 23, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument celebrated". Dayton Daily News. April 2, 2013. [dead link]

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