Colonel BLACK

This file is added because the obscure Colonel H. M. BLACK, U.S. ARMY, was responsible, but not accountable to the body politic back then, for the many massacres he inflicted upon the Northern California Native Americans -- in a clear effort to exterminate them. There are few "Order" and no known "Field Reports" from him or his subordinates published in the War of the Rebellion, nor are those found anywhere else in the Federal documentation. It is clear also that this lack of information was a coverup. What little information is known about Colonel BLACK is given below.