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History of Buffalo Soldiers

23 Sep

When Congress reorganized the peacetime regular army in the summer of 1866, it had taken the above situation into account. It also recognized the military merits of black soldiers by authorizing two segregated regiments of black cavalry, the Ninth United States Cavalry and the Tenth United States Cavalry and the 24th, 25th , 38th , 39th, 40th and 41st Infantry Regiments. Orders were given to transfer the troops to the western war arena, where they would join the army’s fight with the Indians. Directed and shot by William Byers.

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2 Responses to “History of Buffalo Soldiers”

  1. conceptualhistorian September 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Dead interesting stuff! I did some research on the role of coloured soldiers in the American Civil War as part of an MA – but time and topic constraints meant I never got further than 1865. I enjoyed watching this.

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