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Buffalo Soldiers: Discovering Heritage on the Texas Frontier

Following the Civil War, thousands of black men - and at least one woman - enlisted in segregated regiments, and served the United States on the western frontier.

 
 

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Buffalo Soldiers: Discovering Heritage on the Texas Frontier

July 22, 2010 - January 3, 2011

Following the Civil War, thousands of black men - and at least one woman - enlisted in segregated regiments, and served the United States on the western frontier. One of these regiments, the 9th U.S. Cavalry, deployed to Texas after its formation in 1866 and carried out the role of upholding government policy as America spread across the western frontier. Many would return to Texas after their military service, building new lives for themselves in a changing land. Today, their descendants are rediscovering these soldiers and learning about their family’s role in the creation of Texas and the American frontier.
 
Buffalo Soldiers: Discovering Heritage on the Texas Frontier introduces the people who sought an opportunity to better their lives, and the lives of their descendants, by volunteering for newly created regular U.S. Army units composed of African American soldiers.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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