Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Alexandria National Cemetery - Seminole Negro Indian Scouts

Resting Place Of Seminole Negro Indian Scouts

Pineville, Louisiana
Photos by Asa Gordon, Washington, DC

Sergeant John July

John July enlisted in the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts Detachment June 5, 1875 at Fort Duncan, Texas by Lieutenant Markley for a six months term at age 17. He subsequently reenlisted for 13 - 6 months, 11 - 1 year, and 2 - 3 years terms. His last reenlistment was on January 25, 1898 at Fort Ringold, Texas by Lieutenant Hall. He died on March 3, 1900 at Fort Ringold at age 38 due to cirrhosis of the liver.

Additional Information

Born: Mexico - Eyes: Black - Hair: Black - Complexion: Black - Height: 5'6"

Source: Donald A. Swanson, Researcher.

Enlistment Record Of Indian Scouts. Bronte, Texas: Ames-American Printing Company.

Private Robert Paine

Robert Paine enlisted in the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts Detachment November 26, 1873 at Fort Duncan, Texas by Lieutenant Bullis for a six months term at age 16. He reenlisted for 11 - 6 months and 5 - 1 year terms. His last reenlistment was on February 7, 1894 at Fort Clark, Texas by Lieutenant Hardin. He died March 31, 1894 at Fort Ringold, Texas at age 36. Cause of death unknown.

Additional Information

Born: Mexico - Eyes: Black - Hair: Black - Complexion: Black - Height: 5'8"

Source: Donald A. Swanson, Researcher. ENLISTMENT RECORD OF INDIAN SCOUTS. Bronte, Texas: Ames-American Printing Company.

It is not known when or why the remains of the Scouts were reinterred at the Alexandria National Cemetery.

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Resting Places | Tags: Fort Clark , Brackettville , FORT DUNCAN , Louisiana , Texas , Washington , 1873
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