A memorial dedicated to the Buffalo Soldiers in Junction City, KS. This memorial is a tribute to the troops of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments who served the United States in both peace and war.
the Civil War, on July 1866, Congress passed a legislation to create to cavalry
and four infantry regiments to consist of African-American Soldiers. The
regiments, 9th and 10th Cavalries, were to combat against
Native-American tribes on the Western Frontier. Buffalo Soldiers were nicknamed
by Native-Americans. But
the name “Buffalo Soldiers” has many possibilities of how that name came to be.
There are three possible reasons how they received their name. First is the
curly hair of the soldiers reminded them of the buffalo. The second is because
they were fierce and brave nature. The same as how the buffalo fought. Lastly, may
be because of the thick coats that were made from buffalo hide during the
winters. So many possibilities of how the “Buffalo Soldiers” received their
nickname, but wherever or whoever came up with the idea, the name “Buffalo
Soldier” was a respected and honorable title.
The service of a Buffalo soldier consisted of combating
Mexican revolutionaries, outlaws, and rustlers. They also helped build frontier
outposts, roads, and telegraph lines. Buffalo soldiers were sent to Cuba to
help in the Spanish-American War in 1898. The Buffalo Soldiers fought alongside
with Teddy Roosevelt, former President of the United States, charging up San
Since 1866 through World War II, the Buffalo Soldiers have
fought courageously to defend the United States. They have fought in the Indian
Wars, Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Mexican
Expedition, and the European side of World War II. The Buffalo Soldiers
displayed courageousness, selflessness, and gave their lives to the United
States of America.