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Hamilton Fish Documents


Hamilton Fish Jr. to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, October 4, 1917
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Telegram from Fish to Roosevelt discussing the difficulties of having an all-black regiment.


Chief of Staff Bliss to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, October 11, 1917
Bliss responds to Fish and Roosevelt's questions regarding the training of a black regiment.


Hamilton Fish Jr. to Father, October 24, 1917
Fish writes home to inform his father about his company's plans to leave for Europe.
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New York State Archives


Hamilton Fish Jr. to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, January 1, 1918
Fish writes to friend Franklin Roosevelt about the poor conditions in harbors and at ports.
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New York State Archives


Hamilton Fish Jr. to Father, April 8, 1918
Letter describing Fish’s time in France with the 369th regiment and the lessons learned from the French.
New York State Archives


Hamilton Fish Jr. to Father, May 1, 1918

Captain Fish updates his father on his company's status.
New York State Archives


Hamilton Fish Jr. to Father, July 8, 1918

Fish informs his father of the anticipated offensives.
New York State Archives


Hamilton Fish Jr. to Father, July 18, 1918

Fish provides his father with extensive details about life on the front lines while also asking about life back home.
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New York State Archives


Hamilton Fish Jr. to Father, July 21, 1918

Fish writes home to Virginia, updating her on the conditions at the front.
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New York State Archives


Black and White Soldiers Outside a Training Camp.
Image of Soldiers outside at a training camp
New York State Archives


Image of Hamilton Fish
New York State Archives


Hamilton Fish with the Service of Supply


Harlem Hellfighters Color Guard


African-Americans Look for Work
A newspaper advertisement looking for African-American workers and an accompanying telegram
New York State Archives


Clinton Peterson Image
Clinton Peterson Newspaper Biography
Image and biography of Clinton Peterson, an African-American soldier during WWI
New York State Archives


William Barker Registration Paper
Registration paper typical for a member of the 369th Regiment
New York State Archives


Harlem Hellfighters in the Trenches


Harlem Hellfighters Homecoming Parade