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Robert Brown Elliot (1842-1884)

Robert Brown Elliot (1842-1884) arrived in South Carolina in 1867 and established a law practice in South Carolina. He represented the state in the United States House of Representatives from 1871-1874. This image is from Negro Stars in All Ages of the World by W. H. Quick, L. L. B. R Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

General Robert Smalls

General Robert Smalls (1839-1915) first became known in the middle of the Civil War when he freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery on May 13, 1862, by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the CSS Planter, in Charleston harbor, and sailing it to freedom beyond the Federal blockade. Smalls received a reward and after the war served in the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina. This image is from Negro Stars in All Ages of the World by W. H. Quick, L. L. B.
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William Washington Browne (1849–1897)

William Washingon Browne, from `Negro Stars in All Ages of the World` by W. H. Quick, L. L. B. Browne was a champion of empancipation and joined the Union Army in 1862 when the Army seized Memphis, Tennessee.  Browne was an outspoken critic of the Ku Klux Klan, and avid Temperance activist and was a Methodist minister of the Leigh Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. The only possible Charlotte connection may have been with the Temperance organization the United Order of True Reformers. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Floyd G. Wallace (1916-1992)

Corporal Floyd G. Wallace, Sr. He was a Drill Instructor in World War II. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Johnny McNeal

Johnny McNeal during the Korean War. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Richard Weathers

Richard Weathers in uniform during World War II. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Camp Steel

Eugene Nolley at Camp Steel. He was a member of the U. S. Army. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Camp Greene

Camp Greene was a military training camp constructed in northwest Charlotte during World War I. Caption on postcards reads, `Scene looking east from Army Headquarters during completion of camp.` Physical Description: 3x5 color Publisher: Carolina Card Company

Camp Greene Mess Halls

Postcard depicts the completion of the Mess Halls at Camp Greene. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Carolina Card Company