Sad Story: The Unjust Mass Execution Of Black Soldiers In US

Unjust Mass Execution Of Black Soldiers

64 soldiers from the three battalions of the 24 United States infantry, a predominantly black unit, were tried in the largest court martial in US military history for their roles in the Camp Logan riot. Thirteen were sentenced to death.

According to history, the United States declared war on Germany in July 1917, sparking World War I. The 64 soldiers were tasked with guarding the construction of Camp Logan, which was part of a new war effort being built on the outskirts of Houston. They faced a lot from the beginning to the end. They were initially confronted with Jim Crow and raised by the police and civilians.

Those who were in charge of the camp construction. They were sent to the hosts of the war, meaning on the hot side of the war environment. Scholars debate why they were sent to the front lines of the war rather than remaining in Mexico until the order to go to France came.

There was great tension during the war. the 23rd of August when Houston cops arrested a black soldier for allegedly interfering with the arrest of a black woman, they claimed they were mistaken.

The arrest sparked a shocking rumor that a soldier had died and that a white mop was approaching the camp.

On hearing it, the soldiers picked up their rifles, ready to face them as commanded by their officer. Moving down to Houston and launching bayonet- wielding gun shots at soldiers, cops, and residents. 16 of the whites were killed, which included four black soldiers and five police.

When the mission was completed, the soldiers returned to camp. The next day after their return, Houston declared martial law, leading to the dispatch of the soldiers to New Mexico, while three courts martial were brought in to try the 118 indicted soldiers.

Six men were charged with murder, disobeying orders, mutiny, and aggravated assault in San Antonio.

On November 1, the first court martial was held. The targeted murder trial was the largest in US military history, and it resulted in the death sentences of 13 soldiers. It was a pain and a pity that we were only represented by one lawyer and had no opportunity to appeal. One could advocate for the defenseless.

On November 28, 13 of them were found guilty and sentenced to death, and on December 11, they were hanged.

Immediately after the execution, the US Army decided to change the uniform code of military justice to prevent execution by the court without an appeal. All of this has resulted in a significant shift in attitudes toward the deaths of soldiers, police officers, and civilians. They saw the death penalty as a late event handed down to the defendants beside San Antonio’ s Salado Creek.

While some in Houston argue that it is not too late to carry out justice. During Obama’ s presidency, the soldier’ s relative appeared dissatisfied and unsuccessful, and he had sent the petition to Trump’ s White House.

Angela Holder, who lobbed the veterans’ association gravestone in the Houston cemetery, claimed that two soldiers were killed during the riot and other activities.

2017 was a very successful year.

On the 100th anniversary of the riots, she also assisted in organizing the rededication of a Texas historical commission at the former site of Camp Logan. Scholars have claimed that the execution was unjust because it occurred too soon, while others claim that it was normal.

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