Menard County Texas

Buffalo Soldiers

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I am still researching the soldiers called "Buffalo Soldiers" at Ft. McKavett. Until I get this completed, I'll post information located online.

A number of African Americans joined the Army in the late 1860’s, and ended up in one of four regiments—two infantry, and two calvary. Both infantry units and the 9th Cavalry ended up at Ft. McKavett in 1868-69. These units became known as the "Buffalo Soldiers" and the term is said to have originated by the Indians.

First Sergeant Emanuel Stance - First African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor in the Indian Wars.

(Note: By the close of the Indian Wars, ten more Medals of Honor would be awarded to Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th Cavalry)



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Jacob Wilks


If you are interested in more information about the Buffalo Soldiers, you might want to look at:

William H. Leckie's The Buffalo Soldiers; A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1967).

Bailey, Sedell. "Buffalo Soldiers (Black Troops of the 9th and 10th Cavalries)." Armor, LXXXIII (January/February, 1974), 9-12.


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