Buffalo Soldiers 1866–91

Buffalo Soldiers 1866–91 cover

Buffalo Soldiers 1866–91

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African-American soldiers played a decisive role in the US Army on the western frontier during the Plains Wars (1850-1891). First authorised by Congress in July 1866, they were organised into two cavalry and four infantry regiments, which were commanded by white officers. All were quickly nicknamed the 'Buffalo Soldiers' by their Cheyenne and Comanche enemies. These brave soldiers fought many native tribes over the years, including the warriors of Sitting Bull and Geronimo. This book tells the story of these buffalo soldiers who, until the early 1890s, constituted 20 per cent of all active forces on duty in the American West.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Organisation · Plains Wars 1866-76 · Southwest Wars 1876-86 · Uniforms, Flags and Weapons

Product details

Published Jun 24 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841767567
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 53 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Elite
Short code ELI 107
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ron Field

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Richard Hook

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