The Resource Lewis Broadus papers, 1897-1974
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- Papers, 1897-1974 (bulk 1897-1923) of United States Army Captain Lewis C. Broadus (1874-1961), consisting mainly of his military service records. Documents include official correspondence regarding his enlistment, promotions, and retirement, and accounts of the 1906 act of "coolness, presence of mind, and bravery" that earned him a Distinguished Service Cross. Also included are a portrait of Broadus in uniform, his obituary, and biographical sketches of him published in THE CRISIS journal and the book BLACK DEFENDERS OF AMERICA, 1775-1973
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- Lewis Cunningham Broadus was born on 24 July 1874 in Richmond, Virginia. On 20 January 1897, he enlisted with the United States Army, 25th Infantry, Company D, and was assigned to Fort Custer, Montana. He married and had two children, Mabel and Ernest, with wife Florence. Over the course of his Army career, Broadus spent time in Nebraska, Cuba, Hawaii, the Phillipines, and Europe, seeing combat with the 25th Infantry in the Spanish American War and as an infantry captain with the 92nd Infantry Division in World War I.
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