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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When did the Buffalo Soldiers exist?

Congress authorized the formation of six regiments of black soldiers in 1866. They were stationed in Indian territories in the Great Plains following the Civil War. The Plains Indians called them B... Read More »

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 »

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 »