Form 10-300a (July 1969)
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES INVENTORY - NOMINATION FORM
OHIO GREENE COUNTY
FOR NPS USE ONLY
(Number all entries)
aboard the ship.
Upon the arrival of the flag-draped casket
Drocession from the armory of the Colonel Charles .egion, led mourners to a memorial service in the
in New York, a 398, American of New York College
Assistant Secretary of State Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was the principal speaker.
From New York, Young's body was taken to Washington, D.C. where a large crowd
waited at Union Station ton's "colored schools"
to escort it were given a
in honor to holiday and
the cortege made its Bridge to Fort Myer;
along Pennsylvania Avenue to M Street and across Key casket on a horse-drawn caisson was followed by Young's
favorite horse, riderless and boots reversed.
Services were held in
marble ampitheatre. from his Wilberforce
0. J. W. Scott, Army Chaplain, delivered the funeral oration.
Arlington's of Young's
In addition to his achievements as linguist and an accomplished musician.
a military officer, Young was also a He knew German, Italian, Spanish, Latin,
and Greek and voraciously read piano, violin, and cornet, and
literature in the original.
Young played the
song, an African suite, and a Caribbean suite.
friend Paul Laurence Dunbar had written. composed serenades for his church choir's
Colonel Young performances.
music for lyrics also arranged hymns
Colonel Charles Young is of national historical significance because he was the highest-ranking black officer in World War I; he was the first black military attache in American history; he was the second black federally appoint ed to a military department; and he was nationally known and admired by black
people who identified with his triumphs and felt
largely through public outcry Army later reinstated him.
his defeats as though they were following his dismissal from