Monthly Archives: February 2018

Huntsville Revisited- Buffalo Solders

in Black History Month

After the Civil War, the future of African-Americans in the United States Army was in doubt. In July 1866, Congress passed legislation establishing two cavalry and four infantry regiments to be made up of African-American soldiers. The mounted regiments (9th and 10th Cavalries) conducted campaigns against Native-American tribes on the Western Frontier,where they were nicknamed […]