b. 11/11/1842 Woodford County, Kentucky. d. 03/01/1916 Chicago, Illinois.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 07/03/1862 Pea Ridge, Arkansas.
He was the brother of John C. Black, Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, who was also a Medal of Honor recipient. The Black brothers are one of only five pairs of brothers to have received the Medal of Honor.
In 1867, together with Thomas Dent, Black founded the law firm of Dent & Black. As a lawyer, Black was best known for having served as defense counsel to the people charged with inciting the Haymarket Riot of 1886.
Single-handedly confronted the enemy, firing a rifle at them and thus checking their advance within 100 yards of the lines.
BURIAL LOCATION; GRACELAND CEMETERY, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Section E&F, Lot 342