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    Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The nickname was given to the "Negro Cavalry" by the Native American tribes they fought; the term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866. "Buffalo Soldiers" were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.

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      Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry after the Spanish-American War, honorable sacrifices were made by African American soldiers in this war

    • Rocky Harrell

      Buffalo Soldiers - U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.

    • MiMi Mosley

      Buffalo Soldiers who participated in the Spanish American War. Buffalo Soliders were formed on September 21,1866 at Fort Levenworth, Kansas. This all negro calvary was given the name "Buffalo Soldier" by native american indians whom they fought.

    • Mrs. Olson ~ kah

      Buffalo Soldiers who participated in the Spanish American War. Buffalo Soldiers were formed in 1866 in Levenworth, Kansas.

    • Lungu Kapita

      The African-American soldiers (Buffalo soldiers) of the 10th Cavalry Regiment formed on September 21, 1866 who contributed to American success on the battlefield that would help them to greater success in civilian life. They were given the nickname of “Negro Calvary” by the Native American tribes they fought.

    • Dario Vega

      Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

    • Zachary Miller

      Buffalo Soldiers, were African American members of the United States 10th Calvary Regiment of the United States Army. They gathered to fight the Native American tribes that controlled the lands that they wanted. I chose this pin to show that in the Old West African Americans fought for everyone in order to be able to expand the United States.

    • Stephen Miller

      At the close of the Civil War, http://www.quotemedadd Congress authorized the formation of 6 regiments of African American soldiers. In 1869, Congress agreed on a general troop reduction and the number of black infantry units was reduced to two. During the latter half of the 19th century, the four black regiments represented nearly ten percent of the entire United States army’s effective fighting force. Blacks were even more numerous in the West making up more than fifty percent of the troops

    • Barbara Allen

      Buffalo Soldiers who participated in the Spanish American War

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