Charles Johnson Post was born August 27, 1873, and died September 25, 1956. He was an artist and journalist. He was engaged as artist-journalist and editoral writer with the Associated Press. he also directed the film “The Making of a Sailor” for the Navy Department. He was also the author of such books as “Private Enterprise Did This” and “The Little War of Private Post.” He demonstrated first successful talking motion pictures. Inventor of Post process of subtractive color photographs. He also painted famous Spanish War collection of Spanish American War in Cuba.
The Little War of Private Post,This posthumous publication on the War with Spain is a generally straightforward, often amusing, frequently colorful, and occasionally gripping narrative of a New York artist-volunteer who landed with the Fifth Army Corps at Siboney, rushed to aid the Rough Riders at Las Guasimas, fought through the horrors of Bloody Ford and Hell's Pocket, participated in the siege of Santiago, and survived the fever-ridden aftermath at Montauk Point.-Military Affairs.
Charles Johnson Post (1873-1956) received not one but two handmade red flannel bellybands for protection against tropical fevers when he enlisted as a private in 1898 with the 71st New York Infantry. He was paid a monthly wage of $13.00, with an additional $1.30 combat pay per month. Setting off for what he later termed the little wars that are the mere trivia of history, he came back to write a mild chronicle of many little men who were painting on a big canvas, and of their little epic routines of life, with a common death at their elbow. It is only the little, but keen, tribulations that made the epic routine of an old-fashioned war.
POST, CHARLES JOHNSON
PVT CO F 71 REGT NY INF USA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/27/1873
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/25/1956
- BURIED AT: SECTION 33 SITE 4213
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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