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[Cover title]: First Anniversary. Company C. 536th Engineers. A.E.F. May 24 - 1919
Bordeaux: Imprimerie Moderne, 1919. Softcover. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 11, [1]pp. Stapled printed rose colored wrappers. Staples rusted, a bit soiled and toned, about very good. Ownership signature and several notes on the rear leaves by Earnest L. Dean of Flat Creek, Tennessee. Program for an event, with a two-page history, a seven-page roster of the members of the African-American unit, a dinner menu, comments from the captain, and a memorial to a deceased company member. The unit was formed at Camp Custer, Michigan, with 168 men of the "Colored Provisional Battalions" with white officers added from other units later. Most of the soldiers listed Southern hometowns. Rare and possibly unrecorded. *OCLC* lists no copies, not in *Work* or *Catalogue of the Blockson Collection.*.
Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [US]
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