Lauderdale County, Alabama
"Colored Men Off For War"
SOURCE: Florence Times, Friday, July 19, 1918, p. 4.
COLORED MEN OFF FOR WAR
Twenty-Five Soldiers Left Florence
Yesterday for Camp Pike
Following the departure of twenty-one white men for Camp Sevier last Tuesday, on yesterday twenty-five colored men took their departure for military service, their destination being Camp Pike. The list is composed of the following names:
Henry E. Harris
George W. Mitchell
Horace J. Freeman
Following these two contingents, on the 25th of July, next, forty-five white men will leave Florence for Camp Hancock, Ga., to join the colors. It is announced that this last contingent will leave at 5 o'clock in the morning.