MG-141. JOHN D. BLACK PAPERS, 1815-1923 (bulk 1861-1923)
John D. Black (d. 1923) was a member of the Erie Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1861, and of the 145th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1862-65; assistant superintendent of elections, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands in North Carolina, 1868; captain in the Dakota National Guard beginning in 1886; and chief commissary of subsistence, U.S. volunteers, 1898-99. His papers include the following letter and news articles referring to African Americans:
• Letter, dated July 10, 1898, to "Friend Johnson: . . . arrived in the city of magnificent distances on the 16the of June and after a bath and lunch, went up to Army Headquarters where I found Colonel Huggins, formerly attached to General Miles staff, but now a newly appointed Colonel of the First Regiment of colored Immunes."
• An undated news clipping concerning an African American witness to a murder in 1905.
• An article subtitled "First Mixed Negro-White Panel was Drawn in '65." The article, which appeared in the November 25, 1865 issue of The Minneapolis Tribune, referred to the treason trial of Jefferson Davis.