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Medals and decorations awarded to Augustus L. Reed, African American naval officer.
NYPL, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Art and Artifacts Division, Gift of Mrs. Evelyn Waites

Augustus L. Reed's honors included U.S. Navy medals citing him for service in the "Spanish Campaign 1898"; in "San Juan P.R. May 12 [1898]" aboard the U.S.S. Terror and under Admiral William Sampson's command; in the "Philippine Campaign 1899–1903"; as one of the "Spanish War Veterans 1898–1902"; and, on a medal awarded by the State of New York, for serving "the nation with honor 1898–1899–1900." These decorations were donated to the Library's Schomburg Center by Reed's granddaughter, Evelyn Waites, in 1992.

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