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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pvt. William L. Dugan: Houston, TX 1917 Riot Camp Logan

William L Dugan was born about 1892 in Ohio. He was in the St. Vincent's Orphanage in Cleveland, OH, him mother abandoned him and it is believed that she may have been white. In 1913 he was arrested for drunk & disorderly in Cleveland.

He enlisted into the Army 24th Inf Company M in Oct of 1914. He was 22 years old.



Inmate #13244 Leavenworth
Crime: Mutiny & Murder
Term: Life

Below are the court documents for clemency 
















He was once again an Inmate in  Leavenworth

Inmate #23063
Rec: 2 Apr 1924
Crime:Escaped while on parole
See document dated 1958

I did not find any death records or FAG for him. He was never adopted.

Below is the 1900 Census listing him in the Orphanage, he is the only black child listed on the entire page.





He really touched my heart deeply. I can feel his pain. I pray someone from his family knows about him and will fill us in on his story. 

William I am sorry your life here was so painful. You are at peace now and in a better place. God Bless until we can meet someday.



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