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Roster of Officers of the 8th Illinois National Guard

May, 1899

By  Anthony L. Powell, Historian, Consultant,
Curator of the National Exhibition of the Buffalo Soldiers 
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* African American  
This African American unit served in Cuba from August 1898 to May 1899.
Field and Staff:

Colonel John R. Marshall
Lieuteant Colonel Joseph H. Johnson
Major Robert R. Jackson
Major William A. Wesley
Captain Harvey A. Thomas Regimental Adjutant
Chaplain Jordan Chavis
Surgeons, Lieutenants James W. Curtis, Edward Miller
Regimental Sergeant Major James S. Nelson


Franklin A. Denison, Leon W. Denison, William D. Hodge, Charles L. Hunt, Wilt Jackson, William T. Jefferson, Joseph W. McAdoo, Richard P. Roots, Adolphus Thomas, Thomas Van Peet, Julius Witherspoon


John W. Alden, John W. Allison, George T. Baker, Stewart D. Betts, Horace G. Burke, William Carter, James W. Curtis, William H. Dallas, Nathan Davis, Walter J. Jackson, Howard Love, Alfred McKay, John S. Nelson, James M. Rawls, Charles L. Reece, John W. Shreeves, Thaddeus Stepp, James Washington, Arthur Williams.

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