my Canadian gr gr uncle, had a 40 year US army career. He commanded Black troops, killed at St Juan hill in 1898 .

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My gr gr Canadian uncle began a 40 year career in the Union army in 1861, rose thru the ranks to command Black soldiers, almost died of typhoid fever.....then continued to lead Buffalo (Black) soldiers throughout the southwest. He led a charge of Buffalo soldiers up SAN Juan hill, Cuba in the Spanish American War alongside Teddy Roosevelt’s Roughriders. He took a bullet in the neck, died and was buried where he lay. Later exhumed and buried at Arlington National cemetery.
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in The Tree House by Shirley Mancino G2G2 (2.2k points)

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Hi Shirley!

The Military and War Project has sub-projects for both the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War. There are stickers that you can add to your ancestors profile to show his service if you'd like. These also add him to the proper categories, if the template are filled out correctly. 

Also, if you add the Military_and_War, US_Civil_War and Spanish-American_War tags to this question it will help others with the same interest see this question.

by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
Thanks. I’ll give your suggestions a try.

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