• Col. Charles Young / Youngsholm / Buffalo Soldiers in Cuba

    Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers

    National Monument Ohio

"The thing then to be desired above all others is confidence in one's self..." Charles Young

Throughout his life, Charles Young overcame countless obstacles in his ascent to prominence.  In spite of overt racism and stifling inequality, Young rose through the military ranks to become one of the most respected leaders of his time.  A well-rounded man with a steadfast devotion to duty, Young led by example and inspired a generation of new leaders.

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Long before "Youngsholm" became the permanent residence of Charles Young & his family, the house was once a stopping point for runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974, the house would eventually become nation's 401st National Park Service site More...