When did the buffalo soldiers serve?

Answer The buffalo soldiers were several all-black regiments who served from 1866 until 1954, according to PBS. President Harry Truman desegregated the military in 1948, but the military did not official... Read More »

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Who led the Buffalo Soldiers?

Gen. Philip Sheridan, then commander of the Military Division of the Gulf, commissioned the first unit of Buffalo Soldiers in August 1886. This unit of all-black soldiers often fought against Ameri... Read More »

Who were the Buffalo Soldiers?

The Buffalo Soldiers were all black, segregated units of the US Army. They formed after the Civil War for service in the West. In 1866 two segregated regiments of cavalry, the Ninth and the Tenth U... Read More »

Who gave the Buffalo Soldiers their name?

In the late 1800s, the Cheyenne Indians probably gave the name "Buffalo Soldiers" to the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry of the United States Army, thinking that "the hair of th... Read More »

What was the role of the Buffalo Soldiers?

The Buffalo Soldiers helped the United States expand westward after the Civil War, escorting settlers and railroad crew, fixing broken forts and protecting settlers from Native American attacks, am... Read More »