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Formal photographs of the members of the 23rd Regimental Band. Each band member's photograph is annotated to provide his name, instrument, and hometown. Begun in 1890 as Jackson's Dispatch Band in Topeka, Kansas, this group enlisted in the military during the Spanish-American War as the regimental band for the all-black 23rd Kansas Volunteers. The band was commanded by Lt. Adj. S. T. Jones and directed by Prof. E. W. Jackson. Lt. Col. Jas. Beck was the regimental commander. First row,left to right: L.(E?) E. Davis, Serg. E* trumpet, Kansas City, Kansas; Charles A. Brown, Q.M. Sergt. Solo B* trumpet, Topeka; S.T. Jones, 2nd Lt & Adjutant, Kansas City, Kansas; Professor G.W. Jackson, band master, solo slide trombone, Topeka; A.W. Washington, 1st Princ. Musician, baritone, Kansas City, Kansas; S.M. Holt, Princ. Musician, & C.T. 2nd Ten. Slide Trombone, Wathena. Second row: Unknown, E* clarinet (SIC), Topeka; Thomas Jackson, 1st B* clarinet, Topeka; H.G. Wilder, piccolo, Wichita; Dana Moore, drum major, Kansas City, Kansas; A. Buford, flute, Wichita; L.W. Northington, solo B* cornet, Topeka; H.R. Davis, 1st B* cornet, Parsons. Third row: C.D. Rhodes, 2nd B* cornet, Bonner Springs; Z.V. Ewing B* cornet, Lawrence; Thomas P. Shelton, solo alto, Kansas City, Kansas; William Vaughn, 2nd Alto, Topeka; J. Thornton, 1st tenor slide trombone, Atlanta, Georgia; Robert Parks, 2nd tenor slide trombone, Ft. Scott. Fourth row: (?) Searcie, baritone, Topeka; L.T. Kennedy, 1st tenor, Kansas City, Kansas; William A. Brooks, B* bass, Topeka; S.E. McCarroll, tuba, Topeka; Prentice Griffin, tuba, Fort Scott; M.J. Owens, snare drum, Topeka; unknown. The * likely indicates a "flat" symbol, as in an E flat trumpet or could be an ampersand (&) symbol.
Item Number: 100260
Call Number: E726 / K2.Inf 23/ Band / *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 100260
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Musicians
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Music - Musical groups - Bands
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Music - Musicians
Date - 1890s - 1898
Military - Service - Army - Bands
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - African Americans
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Type of Material - Photographs