Edward Mikkelsen Jr.

Student Historian

Edward Mikkelsen, Jr., is a cavalry officer in the United States Army. He studied history intermittently at the University of Washington from 1994 through 2006. He considers his service in northern Iraq from 2004 to 2005 beside soldiers of the 24th Infantry, descendants of a buffalo soldier regiment, as one of the high points in his military career.

Theophilus Gould Steward (1843-1925)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Theophilus G. Steward, African Methodist Episcopal minister, U.S. Army chaplain, and historian, was born 17 April 1843 in Bridgeton, New Jersey.  Publicly educated, he entered the ministry in 1864 and immediately sought to “go South.”  His wishes were granted in May … Read MoreTheophilus Gould Steward (1843-1925)

George Jordan (1849?-1904)

George Jordan, buffalo soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, hailed from rural Williamson County in central Tennessee.  Enlisting in the 38th Infantry Regiment on 25 December 1866, the short and illiterate Jordan proved a good soldier.  In January 1870, he transferred to the 9th Cavalry’s … Read MoreGeorge Jordan (1849?-1904)

Emanuel Stance (1847?-1887)

Emanuel Stance, the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor following the Civil War, was born in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, in 1847.  Prior to joining the Ninth Cavalry in 1866, Stance was a “farmer,” often a euphemism in Army records for former … Read MoreEmanuel Stance (1847?-1887)

Arnold Bennett Donowa (1896-196?)

Trinidad-born dental surgeon and Spanish Civil War veteran Arnold Donowa was born in December 1895 and earned his D.D.S. from Howard University in 1922.  Donowa worked at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons in Toronto as well as the child-oriented Fosythe Clinic in Boston before … Read MoreArnold Bennett Donowa (1896-196?)