April 22, 2017 Soldier of 1st West India Regiment and woman, 1858 Free black men composed a noteworthy portion of the West Indian martial arm. The Illustrated London News, 24 April 1858. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.