National Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association
An Official Military Unit

Buffalo Soldier History

Black Soldiers have honorably answered the call to duty, serving with great valor and distinction in America’s armed forces. 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. This 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:

Although several African American regiments were raised during the Civil War as part of the Union Army (including the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and the many United States Colored Troops Regiments), the “Buffalo Soldiers” were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.

1280px-Buffalo_soldiers1A Celebrated History



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