The Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers

Written by on June 14, 2024

In the aftermath of the Civil War, the United States Army formed several all-African American regiments, among which the most renowned were the Buffalo Soldiers. The nickname "Buffalo Soldiers" was bestowed upon these soldiers by Native American tribes, particularly the Cheyenne, who respected their combat skills and bravery. This moniker referenced both their dark, curly hair, reminiscent of buffalo fur, and their formidable fighting spirit, akin to that of the mighty buffalo.

The 10th Cavalry Regiment, established in 1866, was the first of these all-African American units. Tasked with protecting settlers, miners, and stagecoaches on . . .

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